Hitler by Ian KershawThe Hitler biography of the twenty-first century (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaws Hitler is a new, distilled, one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitlers origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siecle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaws richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbelss diaries, Kershaw addresses crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.
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Death of Hitler
Adolf Hitler — was the leader of Germany during the Third Reich — He was the primary instigator of both the Second World War in Europe and the mass execution of millions of people deemed to be "enemies," or inferior to the Aryan ideal. He rose from being a talentless painter to the dictator of Germany and, for a few months, emperor of much of Europe. His empire was crushed by an array of the world's strongest nations; he killed himself before he could be tried and brought to justice. A moody child, he grew hostile towards his father, especially once the latter had retired and the family had moved to the outskirts of Linz. Alois died in but left money to take care of the family. Adolf was close to his mother, who was highly indulgent of him, and he was deeply affected when she died in
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In late April , as Soviet forces stormed Berlin, Hitler made plans for his suicide, including testing SS-supplied cyanide pills on his Alsatian, Blondi, and dictating a final will and testament. Two days earlier, Mussolini had been shot by a firing squad and then publicly hung by his feet in a suburban square in Milan, Italy: A similar fate seemed inevitable. The piece of skull had a hole on its left side, consistent with a bullet wound, with black charring around the edges. Gruesome pictures of the teeth published in the study show a jaw made mostly of metal. The analysis corroborated frequently-cited claims that Hitler was a vegetarian, but could not conclusively prove whether he took cyanide before the gunshot. Bluish deposits on his false teeth, the researchers wrote, suggest a variety of different hypotheses—did some chemical reaction take place between his fake teeth and the cyanide at the moment of death, during his cremation, or while the remains were buried?
He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust. Hitler was born in Austria—then part of Austria-Hungary —and was raised near Linz. In , he attempted to seize power in a failed coup in Munich and was imprisoned. In jail, he dictated the first volume of his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf "My Struggle". After his release in , Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism , anti-semitism and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as part of a Jewish conspiracy.
He established fascism in Germany and Europe, led Germany to war in and presided over the Holocaust. Hitler died at the age of 56, 10 days after his birthday. By that point it was clear that Germany had lost the war and so his birthday was not celebrated with the same ceremony and splendour as earlier ones. The Nazi leader did not attend, however, instead withdrawing to his bedroom. Hitler knew that Germany was on the verge of collapse in the days before his death: the Battle for Berlin had started on 16 April and the Allies were closing in. With the Nazis lacking the forces and power to counterattack, Hitler launched a verbal attack against his commanders and declared the war was lost.