Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a Nazi German totalitarian dictator during World War 2. He oversaw the genocide of millions of Jews.

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What were the differences and similarities between Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini and Josef Stalin?

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Differences and Similarities Between Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Josef Stalin they shared 2 things they were greedy, and murderers! Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all dictators with very different principles. Hitler's principle was the cultural and biological superiority of the Aryan peoples. Mussolini's was a more of a nationalism based on remembering Rome's glory. Along with Stalin's principle, which was a fundamental principle, Marxism-Leninism. They all started with very different first principles, but they all actually wound up running very similar totalitarian states. Here are more opinions and answers from other FAQ Farmers: The USSR citizens fought with amazing courage against the Nazis, and saved Europe from Hitler. The Germans themselves were amazed at the bravery and tenacity of the Red Army, the Partizans and the ordinary citizens - including women and children. The Western allies contribution was pathetic in comparison, so the Germans stripped the Western Front of the best troops to fight the real war in the East. The above answers are all very strange they all seem to think that the biggest difference is what the Dictators believed in. However this was all part of the Cult of personality that they created in order to gain power. One may argue they used they Cult of personalities of which the Arian race or former glory was a part of in order to gain and maintain power. The biggest difference would surly have to be the extremism they managed to achieve, the extent of there totalitarian dictatorship. Of which Stalin was surly the greatest and Mussolini the weakest this is again backed by the amount of people they purged and the varying degrees of control. The answers above are rather discouraging. Peasants, that had to be led at gunpoint? Where have you been? These "peasants" were THE reason the Wehrmacht was destroyed and Europe was freed from extermination. Hitler himself was a genius if it wasn't for the Japs bombing Pearl Harbor America would have played very little role in this war. The Americans helped Britain and France in the war, without them they would have fallen prey to Germans might. Stalin was mostly concerned about improving Russia through Communism whereas Hitler and Mussolini were expansionist. Both Hitler and Mussolini wanted to gain territory and restore prestige to their countries. However Hitler was way more radical and influential than Mussolini and in the end Hitler is remember as a brutal tyrant while many people know very little about Mussolini because he never really did anything of significance as far as I know. Mussolini was the first person to really come up with a plan to dominate. Hitler and Stalin saw his geneous and copied him in different ways. Hitler was interested in the decimation of the Jewish people, Stalin was determined to defeat Hitler after he attacked them. Mussolini and Hitler were both Fascists while Stalin was a communist. The first bullet point said that Stalin saved Europe is a lie. He couldn't of cared less for the people of Europe. All he wanted was territory. The allies liberated Europe Stalin took as much of Europe as possible. Stalin and Hitler Similarities Striking Similarities They hated each other: Hitler hated Stalin. Stalin hated Hitler. They were dictators: (Mussolini and) Hitler were fascist dictators and Stalin was a communist dictator they all committed many atrocities in aid of their regimes. Additional Input: Hitlers family name was changed. Stalins family name was changed Hitlers father beat him. Stalins father beat him. Hitlers mother gave birth to 3 children before Adolf, all died. Stalins mother gave birth to 2 children before Josef, all died Hitler was a sickly child. Stalin was a sickly child. Hitlers father virtually abandoned his family. Stalins father virtually abandoned his family. Hitler was raised and loved by his mother. Stalin was raised and loved by his mother. Hitler very much loved his mother. Stalin very much loved his mother Hitler was a Catholic. Stalin was an Eastern Orthodox (as child). Hitlers mother wanted him to be a Catholic priest. Stalins mother wanted him to be an Orthodox priest. Hitler attended a Benedictine monastery. Stalin attended Orthodox theological school and the seminary. Hitlers father died when he was 13. Stalins father died when he was 11. Hitler was an exceptional student at an early age. Stalin was an exceptional student at an early age. Hitler developed into an excellent artist in school. Stalin developed into an excellent artist in school. Hitler failed to graduate from high school. Stalin failed to graduate from high school By age 20 Hitler was a social dropout living on his own. By age 20 Stalin was a social dropout living on his own. Fascism fascinated Hitler. Marxism fascinated Stalin. Hitler lived in Vienna in 1913. Stalin lived in Vienna in 1913. Hitler served time in jail for his political beliefs. Stalin served time in jail for his political beliefs. Hitler, born in Austria, moved to Germany to pursue politics. Stalin, born in Georgia, moved to Russia to pursue politics. At age 33 Hitler led the revival of the Nazi party. At age 33 Stalin was part of the Bolshevik party revival At age 35 Hitler wrote Mein Kampf outlining Nazi policy. At age 34 Stalin wrote Marxism and the National Question outlining Bolshevik policy In 1931 Hitlers love committed suicide with his pistol. In 1932 Stalins love committed suicide with his pistol. Hitler's love was 22 years younger. Stalin's love was 21 years younger. At age 45 Hitler started purges of Nazi party foes. At age 45 Stalin started purges of Communist party foes Politically there was a great difference between the three leaders. Hitler was a true Nationalist who firmly believed in the concept of Pan-Germanism. He had no real "political" program and National Socialism was never more than a handy vehicle for Hitler to rise to power - one of the reasons it's never really revived (in any form) as a political force is because it never existed to begin with. Mussolini's Fascism, while better organized and more genuinely socialist were also largely a nebulous concept. Stalin's Communism was quite real and an actual political philosophy - although it's debatable as to whether Stalin was a committed Communist or whether he just used the party in the same way that Hitler used the NSDAP - namely as a vehicle for his personal advancement. Neither Hitler nor Stalin hated one another. In actuality they admired one another on a personal level - Stalin praised Hitler's ruthless commitment to purge Germany of opposition and Hitler regarded Stalin as the only leader who was truly equal to him - in a very weird way these two remained connected right to the bitter end. Other minor points: Hitler was not a sickly child. He was a robust child who often feigned sickness for his mother's attention (a lot like Teddy Roosevelt actually). Stalin's father did abandon his family. Hitler's father didn't abandon his family - Hitler (and probably the World) would likely have been better off if he had abandoned them. I've read just about every history book there is on 20th century European history. I don't recall ever reading that Hitler's mother wanted him to be a priest. Similarly, although Hitler's grammar school was in a church, Hitler was not ever, in any way, enrolled in a Seminary or anything like it. Hitler greatly admired the Catholic Church's administrative structure and adopted much of it for the Nazi Party but that's about it (and it was a good call since the Church itself took its structure from the old Imperial Roman system - which was pretty damned good). Hitler was an excellent artist with a penchant for architectural studies. Stalin was not an artist of any particulat ability - he was more noted as being a poet of some promise when he was younger. Hitler did graduate from High School but got drunk after his graduation and used his certificate/diploma as,,,um, well, toilet paper (no this is the truth!) and when he was subsequently unable to produce the certificate he was ineligible for admission to higher schools in Vienna. Hitler spent a cushy time in Landesburg Prison following the failed Beer Hall Putsch (imagine, he could've come to power ten full years' earlier than he did. What a mess that would've been). Stalin's imprisonment(s) were largely for general thuggery - bombings and armed robberies. Hitler was much more like Lenin than he was Stalin when it comes to his political career since both of these were the fountainheads of their political movements. Stalin was much more of a political intriguer who picked his enemies off from within. Click on the related Question below to read 'What are the differences between Hitler and Stalin?'
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Who were the Aryans?

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The Aryans were historically an ancient people from central Asia around the Caspian Sea, and they had a profound influence on the formation of ancient India and Persia/Iran- in fact, the Iranian name for their own country means "land of the Aryans", and goes back over two thousand years. Because the real Aryans lived in a time before writing was commonplace, we don't know a lot about their early history, except that thousands of years ago a group of them invaded India; later a second group invaded Persia (modern Iran). The Vedas, ancient Hindu holy texts, were written in the language of the Aryans, which is now commonly called "Vedic Sanskrit". However, the problem is that in the late 1800s, certain racist crackpots in France (Arthur de Gobineau) and England (Houston Stewart Chamberlain) began conflating our limited knowledge of the Aryans with Darwinian concepts, and mushed in some occult mumbo jumbo. They came up with the kernel of the idea of a "master race"- that certain people from Europe were ultimately descended from the Aryans, and that these Europeans were inherently better than all other people. It's all nonsense based on inaccurate reading of history. Adolf Hitler and his Nazi stooges latched onto these "theories" and used them as a basis of their ridiculous racist ideology, claiming that Germanic peoples (Germans, Scandinavians, even some French and English) were "Aryan" and thus better than other peoples. They also decided that Jews and other Semitic peoples were inferior and parasitic, so it was ok for "Aryans" to enslave or kill them. There's no scientific or historical basis behind any of it, and it's utter nonsense. Sadly, a lot of people still believe in it anyway.
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How did Adolf Hitler die?

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With Germany lying in ruins after six devastating years of war, and with defeat imminent, Hitler decided to take his own life. Early on the morning on April 29, 1945, in a civil ceremony in his bunker, Hitler married his mistress of many years, Eva Braun. The next day at a little after 3:30 P.M., they bit into thin glass vials of cyanide. As he did so, Hitler also shot himself in the head with a 7.65 mm Walther pistol. The handful of remaining Nazi faithfuls trooped uneasily into his underground study, surveyed his still-warm remains-slouched on a couch, with blood trickling from the sagging lower jaw, and a gunshot wound in the right temple-and sniffed the bitter-almonds smell hanging in the air. Wrapped in a gray army blanket, he was carried up to the shell-blasted Chancellery garden. Gasoline was slopped over him in a crater and ignited while his staff hurriedly saluted and backed down into the shelter. Hitler knew that he had lost the war, and knew if he got captured that he would be tortured or killed.
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Can you explain simply why the Nazis hated the Jews?

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Putting it as simply as possible: The Nazis thought that the German Jews were 'alien', 'un-German' and a 'corrupting influence' on Germany and that they were encouraging immorality. The Nazis believed that the Jews were Communists (and that Communism was a specifically Jewish ideology). There were strange conspiracy theories that claimed that the Jews were trying to achieve 'world domination'. The Nazis said that the Jews were enemies of Germany, and that Jews and Germans were locked in a struggle to the death. (This was another of those conspiracy theories that many Nazis took seriously). The Nazis believed that the Jews had made Germany lose World War 1. The Nazis subscribed to racialist theories that claimed that the Jews were inferior to others. However, Nazi propaganda also portrayed them as very clever indeed, very dangerous and close to achieving world domination: the two don't even begin to fit. With the start of World War 2 in September 1939 Hitler became obsessed with the idea that 'the Jews' had started the war. Earlier, 'religious' hostility to Judaism had often demonized the Jews and painted them as sinister and evil. Because some Jews were affluent and influential, they represented political positions in opposition to Hitler, and were targeted like others he saw as rivals. All this was much more important than stories about what a Jew might or might not have done to Hitler in his childhood. There is no firm evidence that Hitler was anti-Jewish before about 1916. Beware of naive explanations. For fuller answers click on the related questions below.
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How many sites are answertips enabled?

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247 sites are answertips enabled by the survey of 2011-2012
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Did Anna Kreisling fly Hitler out of Berlin?

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yes he did i dont care what you say he did i have evedince and extremely good reason say that to "hitlers" bones where the dna test said 29 year old female
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Did Charlie Chaplin Meet Adolf Hitler?

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It's very doubtful. Chaplin was banned from Germany by Hitler himself for being a Jew (important to note that Chaplin was not actually Jewish).
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What were the main differences between Hitler and Stalin?

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Hitler was a Fascist that despised Communism. Stalin did not seek extremely ambitious territorial gains, only returns of land lost in the past.
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How many people did Hitler have killed in World War II?

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From my understanding, Hitler's influence caused the death of approximately 15 to 17 million people during World War II. If one excludes death in combat as "have killed" (i.e. don't count the soldiers fighting the Nazi regime, or civilians "collateral damage" such as from aerial bombings), and only counts the places where Germans directly killed (or forced others to kill people), then here are some approximate numbers: About 6 million Jews and between 250,000 and 1 million Roma (Gypsies) explicitly hunted and exterminated in the Holocaust About 2 million non-Jewish Poles Around another 1 million eastern Slavic peoples in the Balkans and Eastern Europe (excluding those killed - especially Serbs - by various Croatian allies in Yugoslavia) and not counting Poles or Soviet citizens Anywhere between 2 and 5 million Soviet civilians in the occupied sections of the U.S.S.R. - many were simply executed, but most were starved or worked to death Somewhere between 3 and 5 million Soviet P.O.W.s where starved to death or simply died of exposure due to neglect and ill-treatment by the Nazi authorities Around 1 million total various German "undesirables" - homosexuals, mentally ill, deaf, blind, blacks, Jehovah's Witnesses, Freemasons, Catholics, German Communists, Labor leaders, and anti-Nazi activists. The mentally ill and disabled were euthanized, and the rest died in various concentration (not extermination) camps, mostly from brutal treatment and starvation/disease Roughly another 500,000 various non-Jew, non-Slav peoples from the Western European occupied countries. Mostly various left-wing sympathizers or politicians (e.g. Labor and Communist party organizers, etc.) plus Resistance fighters and collaborators That totals between 15 and 21 million people which the policies dictated by Hitler directly resulted in death.
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What were Hitler's Key mistakes in World War 2?

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Several mistakes have been suggested: He did not demand the entry of Spain on the side of the Axis. He stopped air superiority bombing in favor of terror bombing in England. He delayed his invasion of the Soviet Union to invade the Balkans and help out Italy in its failed invasion of Greece. He underestimated the manpower and resiliency of the Soviet Union (a big mistake). He diverted assets from the drive on Moscow in 1941 and did not take it. In the 1942 offensive he split his forces in an attempt to take two strategic objectives: Stalingrad and the Caucasus. He made the problem worse by diverting forces from Stalingrad to the Caucasus. He refused to let his encircled 6th army try to break out of Stalingrad. He did not require Japan to declare war on USSR in return for Germany declaring war on the US (another big mistake). He did not suspect that the Western powers had cracked his communication codes until it was too late. He was late in sending sufficient troops soon enough to Rommel in Africa. When he did send large numbers, it was too late and he lost them all. He often did not follow the advice of his General Staff, particularly in regard to ceding territory to gain room for maneuver. He did not commit all his available panzer divisions to the defense of Normandy quickly enough. He did not put Germany on a total war economy until 1942 or even 1943. He did not put enough resources into the development of an atomic bomb. He chose major allies that were of little use to him.
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Why didn't Adolf Hitler invade Portugal during world war 2?

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Adolf Hitler did not invade Portugal during World War 2 because Spain stood in the way. In order to invade Portugal, Hitler would have needed to go through Spain. Spain would not allow that. Spain had far more to lose than to gain by entering the war. Spain had colonies in Africa that the Allied powers could conquer and Spain had very little to gain by entering the war. Both Portugal and Spain stayed out of the war. Spain helped Hitler and Portugal helped England as much as possible without actually participating in the fighting.
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Did Adolf Hitler shoot sphinx?

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No. There is an older story that one of Napolean's gunnery officers shot off the nose of the Sphinx, but that is also questionable.
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Why did Adolf Hitler kill the Jews?

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The only person qualified to answer that question fully and accurately, without speculation, killed himelf on April 30, 1945.
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Why did Hitler want a 'pure' Aryan race?

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Obviously, his parents didn't give him enough attention. I mean, come on, his "perfect race" didn't even include himself! Hitler wanted a pure Aryan race, people with blue eyes, blonde hair, muscular (in the case of men) and beautiful (the case of women). He wanted all Germans to be racially pure because he wanted to start his own "super" perfect race, even though he did not have blonde hair or blue eyes! Also there was a lot of speculation about him being homosexual, even though he sent homosexuals to concentration camps etc. The view that the Nazis wanted a pure "blonde-haired, blue-eyed" race is largely a popular myth. The Nazis aimed to ensure that all members of the state were of "Germanic" stock. In practice that usually meant proving that one's ancestry for three generations past was free of any mixing with "non-Aryans", i.e. Jews, Asians, Africans. However, the emphasis was always on ancestry, which was tested through records. There was no test based on the individual's hair or eye colour. Obviously German propaganda depicted individuals with a handsome appearance and with North European features. But blondness was not an exclusive characteristic. Propaganda films, such as films showing members of the Hitler youth, or girls doing gymnastics, display the normal range of physical features found among German, e.g. many blondes, but also many persons of darker colouring. Comments The 'ideal German' was also supposed to be tall, slender, physically fit, free of any disability, deformity, abnormality or mental illness and sexually as 'straight' as a poker, chaste, refrain from masturbation and be completely immune to Marxist thinking. Smoking, heavy drinking and drugs were also a complete 'no-no'. It wasn't only a matter of appearance. For men it was essential to be fit for military service, while women of child-bearing age were expected to be very fertile. A key catchphrase was 'a sound mind in a healthy body'. (It was sometimes said at the time that this really meant 'a servile, conformist, obedient mind in a body fit for military service' - or in the case of women 'a fertile body'). The only member of the Nazi leadership who bore any physical resemblance to the 'ideal German' was Reinhard Heydrich. During the Nazi period jokes circulated in Germany about being 'as blond as Hitler, as slim as Goering, as chaste as Goebbels' and so on. According to some sources, the Nazi leader who took all this most seriously was Himmler. Hitler's main concern was to get rid of the Communists and the Jews. He wasn't very interested in eye or hair colour. After all, he himself was far removed in appearance from the 'ideal type' ...
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Did any president of US meet Adolf Hitler?

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NO, the US president did not meet with Hitler. A Little More Information When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, Herbert Hoover was the "lame duck" president of the United States, awaiting the inauguration of his successor and hardly in a position to travel to Europe and hobnob with new foreign leaders. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office on March 4, 1933, but with the country in the midst of the Great Depression, his time was completely occupied with domestic issues. Roosevelt was still in office when World War II started in the fall of 1939, and still in office when Germany declared war on the United States a few days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. When FDR died in office, in April, 1945, Hitler's war was essentially over, and he was holed up in the Chancellery bunker in Berlin, never to emerge. Two weeks after Roosevelt passed away, Hitler shot himself to death.
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What happened to Hitler's uniform cap?

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The Russians took possession of it while raiding Hitler's bunker in Berlin.
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Who cut Hitler's hair?

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Adolf Hitlers real barber was never listed, and revealed. However, Woody Allen made a fictiti..
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How can war change a person for the good or bad?

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war can change a person in many ways but the 2 most important are if you are on the front lines you will be able to see things that a person shouldn't witness and this can lead to depression, drinking and being scarred when you go home. Waking up in the middle of the night having nightmares or having delusions of people trying to kill you....... But the good things that resolve are Collage Degrees for Engineering Medical, Leadership...etc. I Hope This Helped You Answer Your Question.. :)
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How did Hitler enlist people into the German army?

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The pull of nationalism and conscripts help build the German army to an enormous number. With the German army's elite backing Hitler, many Germans voluntarily enlisted.
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How many people did Jeremiah Lexer kill?

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Unknown but it is said to be in the 70's
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What skills did Adolf Hitler have?

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Adolf Hitler's greatest skill was public speaking, a skill which he perfected over the course of many years. His demonstrative style and targeted scapegoating were very convincing to a downtrodden nation. One may say that his oratory performances were more akin to acting than simply speaking. Also, before his rise to power Hitler was an above average artist and architect, although nothing ever came of this.
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Who was Adolf Hitler's mother?

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Hitler's mother was Klara Hitler. She was born Klara Polz, in Austria on 12 August 1860. She was a devout Roman Catholic who attended church regularly with her children. She died from breast cancer at the age of 47. She was the second or third wife of Alois Hitler.
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What was the name of Hitlers Pet Dog?

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Blondi. He owned her for about 4 years. Unfortunately, in his state of paranoia in the waning days of the Second World War, he killed his beloved pet.

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