A German political leader of the twentieth century, born in Austria. Hitler's early program for Germany is contained in his book Mein Kampf. He dreamed of creating a master race of pure Aryans, who would rule for a thousand years as the third German Empire, or Third Reich. Hitler led the Nazi party, and began to rule Germany in 1933 as a fascist (see fascism) dictator with the title der Führer (“the leader”). He supervised the murder of six million Jews (see also Jews) and other supposed enemies of the Reich (see Holocaust). Hitler began World War II by invading Poland in 1939. He committed suicide in 1945 when Germany's defeat was imminent.
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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.
Nazi t-shirts are also very popular in Thailand, which is one step away from staging a revival of Springtime For Hitler.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had been fond of Adolf, but his memory was not a constant presence.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
Gould states that this Cape "has Hitler proved a barrier to the migrations of many species of Mollusca."Cape Cod|Henry D. Thoreau
Adolf Trendelenburg was a great teacher as well as a noble idealist, and his influence upon young Eucken was very great.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
Adolf was unable to govern the nation, and that his uncle had assumed the royal authority in his stead.
Nayland is a stuffed shirt of the first stuffing, and a tinpot Hitler to boot, but he is fanatically and incorruptibly patriotic.The Mercenaries|Henry Beam Piper