Adolf Hitler Died on April 30, 1945: History

Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria). He was known as "Adolphus Hitler". He was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and his third wife, Klara Pölzl.

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Adolf Hitler Died on April 30, 1945: History

Adolf Hitler 

Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head on April 30, 1945. Hitler described the war as the greatest of all experiences and was praised by his commanding officers for his bravery. When World War I began, he joined the German army. Adolf was awarded twice with the Iron Cross for bravery. He became a strong German patriot.

Dictator of Germany

Hitler joined the Nazi party and promised Germany became a leader and he was elected Chancellor of Germany. Soon Hitler was the dictator of Germany. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and finally, World War II began. Hitler formed an alliance with the Axis Powers of Japan and Italy. On June 6, 1944, they invaded the beaches of Normandy and soon liberated France. By March of 1945, the Allies defeated much of the German army. On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide.

He gained popularity by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda.