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Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in a small town called Braunau, Austria by a loving mother named Klara Poelzl Hitler, and an abusive and alcoholic father named Alois Hitler. After becoming chancellor of Germany in 1933, he would lead one of the most barbaric and inhumane regimes in history. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how isolationism and solidarity played a role in the life of this evil leader, both on a personal and political level.

Although Adolf's mother was loving, she lived in constant fear of Alois because he often beat her and the children. Adolf's step brother, Alois jr., was abused so much that he ran away at the age of fourteen. Alois jr. was replaced by Adolf to be used as a human punching bag. His mother could only stand by and watch and then try to comfort her only son. Adolf had a younger sister named Paula who was born in 1896, she never really was beaten and never had to live with her father for very long because her father died when she was six years old, and Adolf was thirteen years old. Although Adolf cried when he saw his father's body, he never spoke highly of him after his death.

Even through the abuse he suffered, He was still an excellent student through primary school. He was a very hard worker and got good grades through Benedictive Monastery School. After primary school Adolf decided that he wanted to become an artist. However he was forced by his father to go to a technical school rather than an art school. At the technical school he did poorly and was a difficult student according to his teachers. They described him as being violent, argumentive, and bad tempered.

Adolf had one teacher that inspired him, their name was Dr. Poetsch. Dr. Poetsch was an anti-Semitic and a fanatical Pan-German nationalist. It was Dr. Poetsch, said Adolf, who inspired him to become a revolutionary.

Adolf isolated himself society; he had only one childhood friend, Gustl. Adolf also isolated himself from his family when his mother died in 1907, and then he moved to Vienna because his family was putting pressure on him to get a job, In Vienna he lived by selling his paintings and drawings. While his time in Vienna he had no relations with anyone accept for his business meetings. His temper is first shown in public when he is trying to sell his art work and it is rejected. He then left Vienna to go to Germany because, he said,

"Austria is infested with Jews, Hungarians, and other Slavic groups. Which does not suit my taste."

In 1914, he joined the army. By accounts he was a very good soldier and received numerous awards for his outstanding bravery. The army was the first home he had known since his mother had died. He had felt solidarity in this new home; but he continued to isolate himself from his comrades. Although he had the respect of his fellow soldiers, they stated:

"He lived in his own world."

They regarded to him as an:

"Oddball with strange ideas."

In 1919 Hitler joined the German Workers Party, which became the National Socialist German Workers party, NAZI for short. In the 1930's Germany was a republic and Hitler was announced



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