Hitler Timeline

  • Dictator Adolf Hitler was born in Branau am Inn, Austria

    Dictator Adolf Hitler was born in Branau am Inn, Austria
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    Adolf Hitler's Life

  • When Hitler was 3 years old, he moved from Austria to Germany

  • He became detached and introverted.

    His father did not approve of his interest in fine art rather than business. His father wanted hm to follow in his footsteps and become a civil servant and sent him to the technical high school in the city of Linz
  • Alois, Hitler's dad passed away

  • Hitler dropped out of school and moved to Vienna

    Hitler applied to the Academy of Fine Arts twice, and was rejected both times. Out of money, he moved into a homeless shelter (Cause and Effect)
  • Hitler's mother dies.

    Klara Hitler dies of cancer. The loss of his mother affects Hitler deeply and it is said that he has a photo of her in his pocket when he dies.
  • Hitler was accepted to serve in the German army.

    He was still an Austrian citizen. Although he spent much of his time away from the front lines, Hitler was present at a number of significant battles and was wounded at the Somme.
  • Germans surrender

    Hitler became embittered over the collapse of the war effort. Hitler believed that the German army had been betrayed by civilian leaders.
  • Hitler is blinded by mustard gas.

    While fighting the British, Hitler is blinded by a mustard gas attack. He regains his sight but while he is recovering he is deeply depressed and spends much of his time crying.
  • Hitler returned to Munich and continued to work for the military as an intelligence officer

  • Hitler is elected the leader of the new Nazi Party.

    The party's official name is National Socialist German Workers Party and it believes that equality is only for Germans, not Jews or immigrants.
  • Hitler replaced Drexler as NSDAP party chairman.

  • Hitler stormed a public meeting of 3,000 people at a hall in Munich

    Hitler announced that the national revolution had begun and declared the formation of a new government.
  • Hitler is sentenced to five years in prison for treason.

    The Nazis unsuccessfully try to take over the German government and Hitler is sentenced to prison for five years for treason. While there, he dictates his autobiography and book of political ideas, "Mein Kampf," to Rudolph Hess.
  • Hitler ran against Paul von Hindenburg for the presidency

    Hitler came in second in both rounds of the election, garnering more than 35 percent of the vote in the final election. The election established Hitler as a strong force in German politics
  • Hitler is sentenced to five years in prison for treason.11 million to 14 million people, including about 6 million Jews

  • The Jewish Holocaust begins.

    The Nazis, led by Hitler, begin to systematically eliminate Jews from Eastern Europe. At least six million Jews will be killed, many in brutal concentration camps, before the Holocaust ends in 1945.
  • Hitler's Nazi Party was declared the only legal political party in Germany

  • Hitler became head of state as well as head of government, and was formally named as leader.

    Hitler became supreme commander of the armed forces. He began to mobilize for war. Germany withdrew from the League of Nations, and Hitler announced a massive expansion of Germany’s armed forces.
  • The demands of the SA for more political and military power led to the Night of the Long Knives

  • The demands of the SA for more political and military power led to the Night of the Long Knives

  • Hitler becomes Germany's dictator.

    After being named chancellor of Germany in 1933, a presidential election is held in 1934 that Hitler easily wins, partially because he vows to fight communism.
  • Hitler is named Time magazine's "Man of the Year."

    Due to his political dominance and being such as central figure in the world, Time magazine names Hitler as "Man of the Year." The magazine describes the actions of his Nazi Party as "ruthless."
  • Hitler declares war against the United States.

    Four days after Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, Hitler declares war against the U.S. Germany had no agreement with Japan, but Hitler likes the fact that he is now the center of World War II, the biggest war the world has ever seen.
  • Hitler survives an assassination attempt.

    Hitler escapes serious injury when a bomb explodes at his headquarters in Berlin. It is the third assassination attempt against Hitler
  • Hitler commits suicide in Berlin.

    Hitler kills himself. He commits suicide by shooting himself in the head while biting down on a poisonous cyanide capsule.