Hitler - OverSimplified (Part 1)

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Hitler - OverSimplified (Part 1)
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  • Look at this baby.
  • So gentle, so innocent.
  • You'd think this child would grow up to become a good man, an honest man.
  • Well, think again.
  • *alarm sounds*
  • Hitler was born Adolphus Hitler in 1889 in a small town in Austria-Hungary.
  • His father, Alois Schicklgruber, was born out of wedlock,
  • but eventually changed his name to that of his stepfather, becoming Alois Hitler.
  • Alois was a mid-level Austrian customs officer-- not really rolling in cash, but certainly rolling in women.
  • He married a rich, older lady, but then immediately started having affairs,
  • including one with a much younger house servant.
  • A few years later, he left his sick wife to be with his mistress, but since the Catholic Church didn't allow
  • divorce at the time, he couldn't marry her.
  • So he waited for his old wife to die and had a child in the meantime.
  • Then his wife died, so he married his mistress and had another child, but then his new wife got sick,
  • so he employed his much, much younger cousin Clara to take care of her.
  • Then when his new wife died, he immediately got Clara-- his cousin-- pregnant, and then married her...
  • in that order.
  • (You rockstar.)
  • Clara and Alois had three children together who all tragically died while in infancy,
  • so when the fourth child, Adolph, came along, Clara spoiled him rotten.
  • The Hitler's had two more kids and the family moved around a few times,
  • meaning Adolph had to attend five different elementary schools.
  • Adolph's father was strict, quick to anger, and took most of it out on the eldest son until he had enough and ran away at
  • the age of fourteen, leaving seven year old Adolph to do most of the chores and get berated by his father.
  • The result was a difficult relationship with his dad while he was super attached to his mother who worried over him and his health excessively
  • Hitler did well in school. At first, his grades were good and his teachers praised him.
  • He was popular with the other kids and enjoyed gathering them together to play war games.
  • He also loved reading and particularly liked stories about Cowboys and Indians. As he grew older, though,
  • he started to get into trouble.
  • He was caught smoking once, organised a raid on a local orchard,
  • tormented his pro-Austria religion teacher with symbolic gestures displaying his allegiance the idea of united germanic people under a greater german state and defines
  • of Habsburg Austria,
  • you know, the usual.
  • All of this enraged Adolph's father, who punished him severely. The area of Austria-Hungary that Hitler lived in was once part of the German Confederation,
  • and many of the people who lived there
  • considered themselves to be German. Adolph tended to just go against whatever his father said and since his father was an Austrian
  • Public Official, Hitler got big into German nationalism. This enraged Adolph's father, who punished him severely.
  • Around this time a family tragedy struck.
  • His six-year-old brother, whom he loved a lot, died of measles when Adolph was 10
  • and was buried in the cemetery just across from their home.
  • Around this time
  • neighbors reported a change in the young boy. Strange behaviors such as talking to trees and staying up late staring at the stars from the
  • cemetery walls. He lost interest in religion and his school grades started to decline which enraged his father, who punished him severely.
  • It also didn't help that he had just entered high school and the cool city boys treated him like a rural peasant he had to
  • Repeat a grade and had little interest in most school subjects instead spending his time reading and drawing which he was quite good at
  • One day his father said son someday, you'll be a big balls public official like me and Adolf replied, no father
  • I'm going to become an artist and soar high above the clouds with the eagles this enraged his father
  • But by this time he was an old-ass man
  • so he just sort of let it go and then died of a lung hemorrhage hitler just about passed his final semester and
  • Celebrated in the typical way by getting blackout drunk and wiping his ass with the certificate
  • However, he didn't take the overall final school exam instead
  • Just dropping out. the now 16 year old boy was unemployed without much purpose in life and for the next three years
  • He stayed that way he spent most of his time at the opera with his only friend August Kubizek
  • August Kubizek later wrote his memories of the Young Hitler and said he was passionately interested in many things, felt
  • he was in many ways better than others his age, was quick to anger just like his father, and an
  • Incredible speaker once he was ranting. when he was 18
  • He said a very sad goodbye to his mother and went to Vienna to take the entrance exam for art school he failed
  • Soon after he had to return home his mother was sick and her health was rapidly deteriorating
  • Hitler stayed by her side
  • And when she eventually died the family doctor said he had never seen someone so overwhelmed with Grief as Hitler was
  • Then Hitler returned to Vienna still hoping to find a career in the arts
  • But he never did instead without parental support hitler ended up on the streets now in his early 20s
  • He spent a few rough years living in and out of homeless shelters, making What little he could from selling postcards
  • He painted it's hard to pinpoint exactly when and how Hitler's extreme
  • Ideological beliefs formed, but his time in Vienna would have certainly played a role
  • Anti-semitism was widespread in the city the mayor whom hitler supported with an outspoken anti-semite
  • There were many right-wing
  • anti-semitic newsletters
  • Which hitler took a keen interest in he bought into the conspiracy theories and became a firm believer in the idea that there are many
  • Races and constant struggle with one another the purest of which were the German aryan people and the worst of which he believed were jews
  • Since Austria-Hungary was a multi-ethnic Empire full of lesser races hitler wasn't a fan. So when he was 24
  • He moved to Munich in Germany to avoid doing military service and for one more year
  • He was a drifter on the streets until something huge happened. In 1914 long-standing tensions in Europe erupted into the first world war.
  • crowds across Europe celebrated the news. Within days
  • Hitler volunteered for the German Army the war gave him a purpose in life his fellow Soldiers gave him friendship and Brotherhood
  • Despite the horrors of War Hitler considered it to be the best time of his life.
  • He was reportedly a brave soldier and was awarded the iron cross first class
  • He was also very lucky and had many close encounters with death. His luck ran out in
  • 1916 however when an artillery shell injured his leg he went back to germany to recover and was outraged to find a general
  • Apathetic anti-war attitude among the exhausted and hungry German populace with the war turning against Germany he returns to the [frontlines]
  • But was temporarily blinded by a british gas attack in 1918 a month later still recovering in hospital
  • Hitler Learned of Germany's defeat and Surrender
  • The terms of the peace treaty were tough on Germany it had to pay a lot of money and lose a lot of soldiers these
  • Conditions weakened Germany and humiliated the German people. Europe's borders changed after the war too. New countries were formed out of Russia's lost territory
  • Austria-Hungary was dissolved and there was one big new country splitting Germany into two. Hitler, seeing the country
  • He loved humiliated like this said that hatred grew in him for those
  • Responsible by which he meant communists and jews who he believed had stabbed Germany in the back by spreading dissent and Anti War Propaganda
  • back home.

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