Adolph Hitler

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    Adolph Hitler

  • Adolph Hitler Was Born

  • Brother dies

    Edmund dies of measles and the family is distraught, no-one more than Adolf, who is torn between his parents. The overwhelming love and affection Adolf receives from his mother is offset by the physical beatings and emotional distance he gets from his father.
  • Father dies

    Alois dies suddenly of a lung hemorrhage at an inn wheere he had gone to drink his morning glass of wine. Adolf is forced to change schools because of disruptive behavior.
  • Mother dies

    Klara Hitler dies from breast cancer and Adolf is overcome with grief.
  • Wounded

    Hitler suffers a serious thigh wound at the Battle of the Somme. This was one of the bloodiest battle of the war and it left over one million dead.
  • Blinded

    Hitler is blinded in a British clorine gas attack near Ypres soon before the end of the war.
  • Der Führer

    Hitler is voted Führer (leader) of the Nazi Party after a vote of 543 for him and only one against.
  • Putsch

    Hitler attempts to sieze power in a coup in Munich known as the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler and Nazi troops take the leaders of the Bavarian government hostage during a meeting at a beer hall.
  • Freed

    Hitler is released from prison after serving a little over a year of his sentence. Having learned from the mistakes of the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler sets about gaining power by legal means rather than through force. He then reorganizes the Nazi Party forming the Schutzstaffel or SS as part of the stormtrooper army or SA.
  • Loves And Leadership

    He settles into a country house in Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. He meets the daughter of his step sister Angela, the 20-year-old Geli Raubal, and quickly falls in love with her.
  • Suicide

    Hitler’s niece Geli, who has moved with him back to Munich, becomes increasingly depressed and isolated. The couple have many arguments and Hitler eventually confines her to the apartment when he is away.
  • Fire

    The Nazis stage a fire at the German parliament in Berlin, the Reichstag. Hitler claims that communists are behind the arson and the SA and SS arrest, torture and execute thousands of communist supporters.
  • Absolute power

    The Nazis' "Enabling Act" passes in the Reichstag. This Act was officially called the "Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich" and effectively ended democracy, handing the dictatorship to Hitler.
  • Purge

    Hitler stages a purge of the SA "brownshirts" in what's called the Night of the Long Knives. The rowdy Nazi army was starting to become a probem for Hitler. Its soldiers and leader Ernst Röhm saw themselves as part of a socialistic "people's army" genuinely sympathetic to Soviet Russia.
  • Supreme

    President Hindenburg dies. Hitler announces a new "Führer law" to be voted on by the public in a plebicite. All German army officers and soldiers are made to swear a new oath of allegiance to him personally as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
  • Prelude to a nightmare

    Hitler holds a secret meeting with his top military advisors, ordering them to make plans for the conquest of Eastern Europe and Russia.
  • Prophecy Speech

    Hitler makes his so-called “Prophecy Speech” where he calls for genocide against the Jews.
  • Hitler's end

    American President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death gives Hitler hope of negotiating a peace with the US and the United Kingdom before Soviet troops overrun Germany. Hitler makes his last stand in the Füherebunker in Berlin. He refuses to surrender, believing the remaining German forces would be able to push the advancing Soviets back.
  • Betray

    One of Hitler’s top leaders Hermann Göring tries to assume leadership from the south of German is arrested by Hitler.
  • Hitler Dies

    Hitler commits suicide in the Führerbunker, simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule while shooting himself in the head with the same pistol his niece Geli Raubal used to kill herself. Braun also kills herself by taking cyanide. After Hitlers death the two are put into a bomb crater, dowsed with gasoline and cremated by Führerbunker aides.