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Adolf Hitler was a Nazi German totalitarian dictator during World War 2. He oversaw the genocide of millions of Jews.
What were the differences and similarities between Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini and Josef Stalin?
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...
Asked in Genealogy, Genetics, Adolf Hitler
Who were the Aryans?
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;...
Asked in Holocaust, Judaism, Adolf Hitler
Why did Adolf Hitler and the Nazis hate the Jews?
Roots of Hitler's and the Nazis' Hatred of Jews. For a short answer see the Related Questions listed at the bottom. Many of the 'theories' about Hitler's hatred of the Jews, especially those claiming to be based on a single experience early in his life, are no more than fanciful guesswork. The reasons given by Hitler in 'Mein Kampf' should be treated with caution. The book is not a reliable source. In the last 30 years or so historians have generally distinguished between the...
Can you explain simply why the Nazis hated the Jews?
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...
How did Adolf Hitler die?
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...
Asked in World War 2, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin
What were the main differences between Hitler and Stalin?
Hitler was a Fascist that despised Communism. Stalin did not seek extremely ambitious territorial gains, only returns of land lost in the past. ...
How many people did Hitler have killed in World War II?
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...
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Why did Adolf Hitler kill the Jews?
Answer 1 The reason why Hitler hated, targeted and killed the Jews was because that: He regarded (most) Jews as Communists. He blamed the Jews for causing the defeat of Germany in World War 1. He blamed the Jews for the Great Depression. They claimed that the Jews were a morally and culturally corrupting influence. He believed that the Jews were conspiring to rule the world. He also believed that the Jews already, to a large extent, controlled Germany. He believed that they were racially inferior and were...
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What were Hitler's Key mistakes in World War 2?
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...
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2, Portugal, Adolf Hitler
Why didn't Adolf Hitler invade Portugal during world war 2?
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...
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Why did Hitler want a 'pure' Aryan race?
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...
Asked in Germany in WW2, US Presidents, Adolf Hitler
Did any president of US meet Adolf Hitler?
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...
How can war change a person for the good or bad?
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...
How did Hitler enlist people into the German army?
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. ...
Asked in Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler
What skills did Adolf Hitler have?
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?
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. ...