• Hitler's Birth

    Hitler's Birth
    Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria to his mother Klara Hitler and his father Alois Hitler
  • Hitler's father dies

    Hitler's father dies
    In the town of Lending, Austria, Alois hitler stopped at a favorite inn to have a glass of wine. He collapsed before the wine was brought to him caused by Lung hemmorhage
  • Hitler moves to Vienna to attend Vienna Academy of Art

    Hitler moves to Vienna to attend Vienna Academy of Art
    Hitler's application to the Academy got rejected
  • Hitler's mother dies

    Hitler's mother dies
    Klara hitler suffered from advanced breast cancer and eventually died from it.
  • Adolph Hitler serves in WW1

    Adolph Hitler serves in WW1
    He was an unusual soldier with a sloppy manner and unmilitary bearing. He was eager for action and always ready to volunteer for dangerous assignments.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
    Canadian Forces, 30,000 First Brigade, Gen. Mercer Second Brigade, Gen. Currie Third Brigade, Gen. Turner Artillery, Gen. Burstall British Cavalry, Gen. Allenby, Gen.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    He was a runner, one of the most dangerous jobs on the Western Front, and was often exposed to enemy fire. The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916 in the Somme department of France, on both banks of the river of the same name. The battle consisted of an offensive by the British and French armies against the German Army.
  • Battle of Arras

    Battle of Arras
    The Battle of Arras was a British offensive during World War I. From 9 April to 16 May, 1917, British, Canadian, and Australian troops attacked German trenches near the French city of Arras on the Western Front.
  • Adolf Hitler joins German Workers' Party

    Adolf Hitler joins German Workers' Party
    Corporal Adolf Hitler was ordered in September 1919 to investigate a small group in Munich known as the German Workers' Party.
  • Nazi Party Formed

    Nazi Party Formed
    after joining the German Workers' Party in 1919 at age thirty, Hitler immediately began a frenzied effort to make it succeed.
  • Adolf Hitler Delivers 'Twenty-Five Theses' Speech at the Munich Hofbräuhaus

    Given responsibility for publicity and propaganda, Hitler first succeeded in attracting over a hundred people to a meeting in held October at which he delivered his first speech to a large audience.
  • Hitler is Discharged from the Army and Begins Participating Full-Time in the German Workers' Party (DAP)

    Hitler was discharged from the army in March 1920 and with his former superiors' continued encouragement began participating full time in the party's activities.
  • Adolf Hitler named leader of the Nazi Party

    Adolf Hitler named leader of the Nazi Party
    By early 1921, Adolf Hitler was becoming highly effective at speaking in front of ever larger crowds. Hitler was now gaining notoriety outside of the Nazi Party for his rowdy, at times hysterical tirades against the Treaty of Versailles, rival politicians and political groups, especially Marxists, and always the Jews.
  • The Beer Hall Putsch

    A series of financial events unfolded in the years 1921 though 1923 that would propel the Nazis to new heights of daring and would even prompt Hitler into attempting to take over Germany.
  • Adolf Hitler goes on trial for treason

    The trial of Adolf Hitler for high treason after the Beer Hall Putsch was not the end of Hitler's political career as many had expected. Rather than deny the charges, Hitler admitted wanting to overthrow the government and outlined his reasons, portraying himself as a German patriot and the democratic government itself, its founders and leaders, as the real criminals.
  • Adolf Hitler is Sentenced to Five Years' Imprisonment at Landsberg Prison for Treason

    Adolf Hitler is Sentenced to Five Years' Imprisonment at Landsberg Prison for Treason
    Hitler fled to the home of Ernst Hanfstaengl and contemplated suicide
  • "Mein Kampf" published

    Reading Mein Kampf is like listening to Hitler speak at length about his youth, early days in the Nazi Party, future plans for Germany, and ideas on politics and race.
  • "A New Beginning": Hitler released from prison

    "A New Beginning": Hitler released from prison
    Adolf Hitler emerged a free man after nine months in prison, having learned from his mistakes.
  • Adolf Hitler, Nazis come to power through the Great Depression

    As production levels fell, German workers were laid off. Along with this, banks failed throughout Germany. Savings accounts, the result of years of hard work, were instantly wiped out. Inflation soon followed making it hard for families to purchase expensive necessities with devalued money.
  • Adolf Hitler runs for president of Germany

    Adolf Hitler runs for president of Germany
    Hitler decided to oppose President Hidenburg and run for the presidency himself.
  • Adolf Hitler is Granted German Citizenship

    His 27 January 1932 speech to the Industry Club in Düsseldorf won him, for the first time, support from a broad swath of Germany's most powerful industrialists.
  • Hindenburg Appoints Hitler Chancellor of Germany

    On the morning of 30 January 1933, in Hindenburg's office, Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor during what some observers later described as a brief and simple ceremony.
  • Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

    Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide
    On 29 April, Hitler dictated his will and political statement to his private secretary, Traudl Junge. Hans Krebs, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Joseph Goebbels, and Martin Bormann witnessed and signed this last will and testament of Adolf Hitler. On the same day, Hitler was informed of the violent death of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on 28 April, which is presumed to have increased his determination to avoid capture.