Adolf Hitler Time line

  • Born

    Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.The only child of Alois Schickelgruber Hitler and Klara Poelzl.
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    Hitler's life

  • Leaving home

    Leaving home
    Young Hitler leaves home to head to Vienna.
  • Hitler leaves Vienna

    Hitler leaves Vienna
    Adolf leaves Vienna leading a bohemian, vagabond existence due to rejection by the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts
  • WW1(unofficial)

    Unofficial start of WW1
  • Joining the war

    Joining the war
    When war broke out in August 1914, he joined the Sixteenth Bavarian Infantry Regiment, serving as a despatch runner.
  • enraged wheels start turning.

    enraged wheels start turning.
    Temporarily blinded and driven to impotent rage by the abortive November 1918 revolution in Germany as well as the military defeat, Hitler, once restored, was convinced that fate had chosen him to rescue a humiliated nation from the shackles of the Versailles Treaty, from Bolsheviks and Jews.
  • joined the NSDAP

    he entered the Party (which had approximately forty members), soon changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)
  • exclusion of Jews

    exclusion of Jews
    n the twenty-five-point programme of the NSDAP announced on 24 February 1920, the exclusion of the Jews from the Volk community, the myth of Aryan race supremacy and extreme nationalism were combined with "socialistic" ideas of profit-sharing and nationalization inspired by ideologues like Gottfried Feder.
  • chairmen of NSDAP

    imposed himself as chairmen.
  • recongnition

    Hitler was recognized as Fuhrer of a movement which had 3,000 members, and boosted his personal power by organizing strong- arm squads to keep order at his meetings and break up those of his opponents
  • arested!!

    Hitler was arrested and tried in court for riotting. he was sentenced for 5 years but was let go after 9 months. meanwhile, he wrote a book. the tittle translated to "my struggles"
  • silence removed

    silence removed
    In January 1925 the ban on the Nazi Party was removed and Hitler regained permission to speak in public.
  • Fire!!

    The Reichstag fire of 27 February 1933 had provided him with the perfect pretext to begin consolidating the foundations of a totalitarian one-party State, and special "enabling laws" were ramrodded through the Reichstag to legalize the regime's intimidatory tactics.
  • chancellor

    nominated the Reich Chancellor
  • Rise to power

    Rise to power
    With support from the nationalists, Hitler gained a majority at the last "democratic" elections held in Germany on 5 March 1933 and with cynical skill he used the whole gamut of persuasion, propaganda, terror and intimidation to secure his hold on power.
  • the start of terror

    the start of terror
    Adolf outmanouvers his opponents by abolishing the free trade unions, eliminating the communists, Social Democrats and Jews from any role in political life and sweeping opponents into concentration camps.
  • securing Poland

    securing Poland
    On September 1, 1939, German armed forces invaded Poland and henceforth Hitler's main energies were devoted to the conduct of a war he had unleashed to dominate Europe and secure Germany's "living space."
  • france

    France falls
  • crucial decisions

    Hitler invades soviet Russia
  • Hitler takes on full control

    Hitler takes on full control
    The disaster before Moscow in December 1941 led him to dismiss his Commander-in-Chief von Brauchitsch, and many other key commanders who sought permission for tactical withdrawals, including Guderian, Bock, Hoepner, von Rundstedt and Leeb, found themselves cashiered. Hitler now assumed personal control of all military operations, refusing to listen to advice, disregarding unpalatable facts and rejecting everything that did not fit into his preconceived picture of reality.
  • brittish refual

    brittish refual
    Brittish refuse to comply with Germany's proposition.
  • surrender to the russians

    surrender to the russians
    General von Paulus's Sixth Army was cut off and surrendered to the Russians in January 1943.
  • allies capture sicily

    In July 1943 the Allies captured Sicily
  • Normandy

    The Allied invasion of Normandy followed on June 6, 1944 and soon a million Allied troops were driving the German armies eastwards, while from the opposite direction the Soviet forces advanced relentlessly on the Reich.
  • Rome taken

    Allies take Rome
  • attempted assassination

    attempted assassination
    Anti-Nazi resistance attempt to kill Hitler. The plot failed and Hitler took implacable vengeance on the conspirators, watching with satisfaction a film of the grisly executions carried out on his orders.
  • new order

    Hitler ordered the destruction of what remained of German industry, communications and transport systems.
  • Eva Braun

    Hitler married his mistress Eva Braun
  • death

    Hitler takes his own life.