- Ad·olf [ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/, Adolf Schicklgruberder Führer, 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.
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His harrowing escape from Vienna when Hitler took Austria in March 1938 is dramatically chronicled in his memoirs.
The risk to his life was great enough that he had to flee Munich when Hitler attempted to seize power in November 1923.
When Hitler became chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933, Hildebrand was confronted with a choice: Would he remain in Nazi Germany?
By the end of February, as Hitler consolidated his power, his decision was made: He would not—indeed, could not—remain.
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Flipping a picture of Hitler aside, he exposed the microphone in the wall.
He walked to the picture of Hitler and connected the microphone again.
He scowled at the guards outside his door and shouted, "Heil Hitler!"
"And Hitler took one of those Subterro dames as a mate, huh," I says.
"We will perform an autopsy," Hitler's grandson says, and turns to another beetlehead.
- Adolf. (ˈaːdɔlf). Grandmother's maiden name and father's original surname Schicklgrüber . 1889–1945, German dictator, born in Austria. After becoming president of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi party), he attempted to overthrow the government of Bavaria (1923). While in prison he wrote Mein Kampf, expressing his philosophy of the superiority of the Aryan race and the inferiority of the Jews. He was appointed chancellor of Germany (1933), transforming it from a democratic republic into the totalitarian Third Reich, of which he became Führer in 1934. He established concentration camps to exterminate the Jews, rearmed the Rhineland (1936), annexed Austria (1938) and Czechoslovakia, and invaded Poland (1939), which precipitated World War II. He committed suicide
- a person who displays dictatorial characteristics
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Word Origin and History for hitler
used figuratively for "a dictator" from 1934.
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