The next few paragraphs explain and prove how Hitler abused his power because of his ego, greed, and self centeredness. Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria. He lived in Viennia from 1907 to 1913. the young Hitler was a poverty stricken solitary art student dropout. During World War 1 Hitler was injured twice. After the army, Hitler was assigned to spy on the German Worker's Party in Munich. The tiny nationalistic group impressed him and he joined. he reorganized it and called it the National Socialist or Nazi Party. This started Hitler's rein and abuse of power.
Hitler reorganized his Nazi Party, adopting the swastika symbol and "Heil" salute. After attempting a rally, Hitler served a short term in prison where he dictated the successful "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). With his new wealth he purchased a villa in Berchtesgaden. Hitler took the legal way to power.
Using his special power for speech making, he held emotinal mass meetings throughout Germany, calling on all the people to make Germany triumphant. By 1930, the Nazi party was the second largest in the country. Appointed chancellor in 1933, within a year Hitler had acclaimed full dictorial powers and the title "Führer" (leader). To consolidate his power, he outlawed all but Nazi controlled organizations, used the secret police (the Gestapo) to spy, and concentration camps to punish.
At this time he instigated "The Hitler Youth Program" which was a compulsory program for all youth of Germany which was run by the schools and government powers. Every youth over the age of thirteen was forced to join.
This began Hitler's biggest attempt at abusing his power. this began the Holocaust. Persecution of the Jews during the Halocaust, known in Hebrew as the Sho'ah. German's beleive history is a struggle between races. In this struggle the "Aryan" or "Nordic" race was dominat. Most other people were inferior, fit only to be slaves for the Aryans. Worst o...
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