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Facts You didn’t Know About Adolf Hitler

Holocaust, murder, and misery are just some of the connotations of the name Adolf Hitler. Recorded as one of the worst human beings that ever lived and a known dictator, Adolf Hitler was responsible for millions of death during World War II. How bad was he? The range of the deaths he caused went from 60- 85 million. That bad. His hatred of the Jews was crystal clear, and in his book Mein Kampf, Hitler warned about driving the minorities and the Jews from Germany’s cultural and intellectual life.

Hitler engineered mass murders engineered by Hitler and his men where in which 6 million (almost 80%) out of 7.3 million Jews were killed and 5 million non-Jewish people. He targeted not only Jews but also ethnic minorities.

“If you want to shine like the sun, first you have to burn like it.” Adolf Hitler

 Hitler Was Homeless

His father died when he was 14 years old, which affected his studies. At an early age, he was attracted to German Nationalist ideas. His mother died of cancer on December 21, 1907, at the age of 47. Hitler’s misfortune did not stop here. He was twice denied admission into Fine Arts Academy in 1907 and 1908. When he joined the army, he was declared unfit for field combat.

Hitler attempted to make a living out of painting while he was in Vienna. He kept moving from one place to another, and his savings continued to drop. As such, Hitler was starving and freezing in homeless shelters in Vienna—he spent the nights in men’s hostels whenever he managed to sell some of his pieces. Hitler moved into a dormitory where he lived fro three years when he finally got his father’s inheritance and decided to move to Munich.


Meet Maria Anna Schicklgruber, the mother of Alois Hitler. Alois was born in 1837, with no father registered on his baptismal and was an illegitimate son of Maria Anna. He used his mother’s surname initially. In 1942, a man named Johann Georg Hiedler married Maria Anna. Alois’ mother, Maria Anna, died in 1847. In 1876, Alois changed his baptismal register by listing his stepfather Johann Georg as his father and assumed his stepfather’s surname Hitler, which can also be spelled as Hiedler, Huettler, or Hüttler. Alois Hitler was Adolf Hitler’s father.

 Hitler Suffered Temporary Blindness 

On October 15, 1918, during the World War I, Hitler was reported to suffer a temporary blindness after a mustard gas attack on his camp. He was hospitalized in Pasewalk, Germany. He stated that he experienced ‘secondary temporary blindness after hearing of the German’s defeat.

 He is Assumed To Have Had Numerous Diseases

Researchers have speculated numerous types of diseases that Hitler might have suffered, Including Parkinson’s disease. Some even described him as a neurotic psychopath. The said disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects not only the movement of the patient but also his way of thinking and behavior. It was reported that the last decade of his life showed signs of him with symptoms of Parkinson’s.

 He Was The Man Of The Year

Yes, you read it right! Hitler was selected as ‘Man of the Year’ by Time magazine in 1938 because of the Munich Summit. French Prime Minister Édourd Daladier, Mussolini, Chamberlain, and Hitler attended a one-day conference in Munich on the 29th of September 1938. Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler and convinced French and British politicians about Hitler’s claims to avoid further conflict with Germany. They got into what was called the Munich Agreement. It was initially viewed to be a successful measure to prevent World War, but it didi not work because of Hitler’s continued annexation of  European territories.

 He Wanted to Become a Priest

Did you know that the worst dictator of his time wanted to be a priest when he was a child? Yes, seriously! At the age of 8, young Hitler used to be part of a church choir and even took singing lessons to improve his vocals; he aspired to be a priest. He obviously changed his vision as he grew up.

These are just some of the things you didn’t know about Hitler. There are many other wild speculations, including his death. Sure enough, the man could pique up interest.


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