Hitler Timeline

  • Birth

    Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn on the Austro-German border on 20th April 1889.
    H.S : The man who killed millions of people and destroyed lives was born
  • Swastica

    •Hitler attends a Benedictine monastry school in Lambach where he sang in the choir and had allusions of joining the priesthood.
    •He first sees the swastika there engraved into crests in the building’s walls.
    H.S.: This “crooked cross” was an an ancient religious symbol and was to become a symbol of right-wing parties in Germany, including, of course, the Nazi Party.
  • Hitlers Father Dies

    Hitlers Father Dies
    • Adolf and his father had never gotten along, they shared different beleifs
    •Alois Hitler, 65, went out for a walk, stopping at a favorite inn where he sat down and asked for a glass of wine.
    •Collapsed before the wine was brought to him and died within minutes from a lung hemorrhage
    •Young Adolf, now 13, broke down and cried when he saw his father's body laid out.
    E.D: Even though him and his father didnt get along, he still mourned his death.
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    Leaves School

    •Hitler uses a lung ailment as an excuse to take time off from school and eventually drops out altogether.
    •He spends his time going for walks, attending the opera in Linz, reading, drawing and dreaming.
    •Hitler makes no effort to get a job, he considers himself far beyond that
  • Art School

    Art School
    •Hitler moves to Vienna with the aim of attending the Vienna Academy of Art, but his application is rejected.
    •Failure to also get into the Vienna School of Architecture as well due to inability to provide a school leaving certificate.
    H.P: Hitler flet like a dissapointment because he couldnt pursue his dreams and got rejected by all the schools he applied to.
  • Adolf Hitler's Mother Dies

    Adolf Hitler's Mother Dies
    •On January 14, 1907, Hitler's mother went to see the doctor about a pain in her chest.
    •The doctor, Edward Bloch, who was Jewish, examined her and found she had advanced breast cancer.
    •Condition steadily worsened .In December 21, she died quietly.
    •Did not forgive doctor and believed his care was the reason she died
    H.S: The doctor who treated her mother was Jewish, the same religion of the people he slaugtered and discriminated in the future.
  • Poltical Beginings

    Poltical Beginings
    •Without any means of money, Hitler struggles to survive in Vienna, living in a men’s hostel. He sells postcards which he’s drawn, of famous sights, and takes menial jobs, to earn money.
    •During poverty, Hitler engages in much political activity, attending meetings, absorbing political newspapers and literature.
    H.S: In his beginngs in Vienna, he was poor but intrested in politics greatly, and it may have provided motivation to become the strong rich leader of a political party, which he became.
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    Hilter moves to Vienna

    •Hitler's friend August Kubizek, came to Vienna and they roomed together.
    •Displayed increasingly unstable personality with a terrible temper. At times he was quite reasonable but he was always prone to sudden outbursts of rage especially when he was corrected on anything.
    •Prone to sudden bursts of inspiration,had many ideas but never finished anything.
    C.E: His unstable personality, anger, and sudden bursts of anger played a role in his descion to become the Nazi leader.
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    Hitler serves in World War 1

    •Was a dispatch runner, taking messages back and forth from command staff to fighting units near the battlefield.
    •During lulls he would take out his watercolors and paint the landscapes of war.
    •Never complained about bad food and the horrible conditions or talked about women, preferring to discuss art or history.
    •Fellow soldiers say Hitler too eager to please his superiors, but likable loner
    H.S: He had served his counrty to fight off enemies, but in future, caused WW2 and became the enemy
  • Political Skills

    Political Skills
    •Intent on remaining in the army, Hitler is appointed to Intelligence/Propaganda section where he gets political training (making speeches to the troops advocating German nationalism and anti-Socialism, developed his oratory skills)
    •Acts as an army informer, spying on small political parties. Joins German Workers’ Party, an extreme anti-communist, anti-Semitic right wing organisation.
    H.P:Gets to furthur develop his political skills, which he is very intrested in as well as Political Career
  • Hitler Joins German Workers Party

    Hitler Joins German Workers Party
    •Hitler went to a meeting and listened to a speech "How and by what means is capitalism to be eliminated?"
    •Hitler and spoke out against man opposing the party for 15min uninterrupted, surprising founders
    •After, founder went to Hitler and gave pamphlet.
    •Happy pamphlet shared sames veiws (anti-semetic, etc.)
    •Drawn to the sentiment it would become a movement not, political party. Hitler saw opportunity.
    H.P: Hilter beleived he could make the party into something better, like the nazi Party
  • Nazi Party is formed

    Nazi Party is formed
    •First time as a featured speakerin a meeting
    •When he spoke, shocked everyone emotional, near hysterical speech making .It was an important moment in his young political career.
    •In Munich, there were many soldiers and ex-soldiers with distaste for the peace by the Treaty of Versailles and joined party.
    •Name changed by Hitler to National Socialist German Workers' Party/Nazi. and many members joined.
    C.E: The treaty caused Germans to be very anger and they joined the Nazi's to fight everyone
  • Leader

    •Hitler challenges Anton Drexler to become leader of the Nazi party.
    •After initial resistance, Drexler agrees and Hitler becomes the new leader of the party.
    H.P: Hitler finally becomes the pwerful political leader he;s alwaysed wanted.
  • The Beer Hall Putsch

    The Beer Hall Putsch
    •Attempts to overthrow the Bavarian government with an armed uprising.
    •Hitler and 2000 Nazi’s march through Munich to the Beer Hall, to take over a meeting
    •Next day, the Nazis march in the streets, the police open fire. Hitler escapes but is captured, tried for treason and serves 9 months in Landsberg prison.
    H.P: Hitler's uprising didnt work as plannned, and he has to face the consequences of his actions.
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    The Great Depression

    •German economy was especially vulnerable since it was built out of foreign capital and loans.
    •Adolf Hitler knew his opportunity had arrived.(Hitler and the Nazis sprang into action with campaigns for election)
    •German people were tired of the misery,suffering, weakness.
    H.S:These were desperate times and they were willing to listen to anyone, even Adolf Hitler.
  • Parilament

    •In the General Election, the Nazi Party increases its representatives in parliament from 14 to 107
    •Hitler is now the leader of the second largest party in Germany
    •C.E: The devotion of the Nazi Party allowed Hitler to become even more powerful than before.
  • Citizenship

    •Hitler becomes a German citizen—enabling him to stand in the Presidential election against Hindenburg.
    •Became the first person to electioneer by aircraft, the campaign (masterminded by Josef Goebbels) was entitled 'Hitler over Germany'
    C.E: The citizenship let him become one step closer to ruling over Germany.
  • The German Reichstag

    The German Reichstag
    •The German Reichstag is destroyed by fire.
    •The plot and execution is almost certainly due to the Nazis but they point the finger at the communists and trigger a General Election.
    E.D:The Nazi Party is working so hard tp get rid of others they risk other peoples lives.
  • The Enabling Act

    The Enabling Act
    •The Enabling Act passed—powers of legislation pass to Hitler’s cabinet for four years, making him virtual dictator.
    •Proclaims Nazi Party is the only political party permitted in Germany. All other parties and trade unions are disbanded. Individual German states lose any autonomous powers, while Nazi officials become state governors.
    H.S: This is the beginnig of a long uprising of the Nazi government and Hitlers reign of Germany.
  • Ignoring Treaty Restrictions

    Ignoring Treaty Restrictions
    •Hitler withdraws from the League of Nations.
    •In the following months, he trebles the size of the German Army and ignores the arms restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles.
    C.E: The treaties restrictions pushed Hitler to go against the agreement and causes him to increase Army forces
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    Night of the Long Knives

    •Nazi regime carried out a series of political executions, most of those killed being members of the SA, the paramilitary Brownshirts
    •Used the purge to attack or eliminate critics of his regime, and to settle scores with old enemies.
    H.P: Hitler killed members of SA and used it to eliminate enemies and settle old scores.
  • Hitler becomes Führer of Germany

    •After President Hindenburg died on August 2, 1934, Hitler replaced the offices of chancellor and president with a single dictatorial position by declaring himself Führer ("Leader") of new German Reich (Third Reich).
    •With little resistance from leadership, oath taken by members of Germany's armed forces was modified to become a statement of absolute obedience to Hitler.
    H.P: Hilter finally fufills his dreams and becomes the most powerful man in Germany and rules everything in the country.
  • Undoing Treaty of Versailles

    •Hitler re-arms Germany with the aim of undoing the Treaty of Versailles and uniting all the German peoples.
    •Military conscription is introduced.
    H.P: The treaty of Versailles made the Germans more angrier and did not help as much as it thought, because now Germany wants to undo the treaty.
  • Crystal Night

    •7,500 Jewish shops are destroyed and 400 synagogues are burnt.
    •Attack is portrayed as a spontaneous reaction to the death of a German diplomat by a Jewish refugee in Paris.
    •Orchestrated by the Nazi party who also kill many Jews and send 20,000 to concentration camps.
    •Considered to be the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust
    E.D: The Nazi kill many Jewsish peole and sned them to concentration camps.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    •Although commanded by Hitler to stand and fight, the Germans surrender in the battle of Stalingrad.
    •From this point in the war, Germany is continually retreating.
    C.C: In the beginning of his power, he had control and power over others, but after this battle, his army/power is slowly retreating.
  • Assasination

    •Hitler survives an assassination attempt by Colonel Stauffenberg, who places a bomb in a briefcase under a table close to Hitler.
    •As a result, Hitler purges the army of all possible suspects.
    H.P: Hitler is slwoly losing power and becomes more papranoid by the day.
  • Hitler Dies

    •Hitler severly tortured Russians in 1941 and 1942 campaigns when he had turned on them.
    •If the Russians capured him, he knew he would be absolutely tortured and humiliated by the Russians.
    •Killed himself by gunshot on 30 April 1945 in his Führerbunker in Berlin
    •His wife Eva (née Braun) committed suicide with him by taking cyanide
    H.S.:Throughout history, Hitler dedied to take his life so he wouldnt face the consequences. Aslo, his wife was so devoted that she took her own life.