How Did Hitler Die?

How did Hitler Die? Before we answer that question, it is important to know that Adolf Hitler was the leader of Germany for over a decade and is known as one of the cruelest dictators in the history of the world.

Hitler’s Early History

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Branau, an Austrian town. When he was about three, his family decided to move to  Germany. Here, Hitler learned the language of Lower Bavarian.

As a child, Hitler helped his family in harvesting and beekeeping. He went to school in Fischlham. He once found a book owned by his father about the Franco-Prussian War, and Hitler began being fixated on the topic of war. He read many books about the topic, and looked into military texts.

In 1897, his family moved to Lambach and then Hitler went to a Catholic school. At this school, people fond that there were various engravings of swastikas on the walls. As soon as  Hitler’s brother died in 1900, Hitler’s personality started to become increasingly withdrawn. He became exceedingly sullen and separated. Furthermore, Hitler didn’t get along well with his father, who was really autocratic. His father died in 1903.

How did Hitler die?

By 1945, it had been clear that Germany wouldn’t win the war. On January 16, 1945, Hitler moved to Fuherbunker and tried to lead the Nazis against the Allies who had been advancing from both the west and the east. By April of 1945, the Soviets had arrived to Berlin and it was clear that the war was nearly over.

Many historians believe that Hitler had a nervous breakdown by April 22, and he accepted that Germany would lose the war in one of his military conventions. He asked his physician for a suitable way to end his life, and his doctor proposed a dose of cyanide and also a gunshot to the temple.

On April 29th, he married his mistress. He and his new wife spent around forty hours with each other in the bunker. After that, in the afternoon of April 30th, some people heard a gunshot from the study. Hitler had shot himself, and it is beleived that his new wife also poisoned herself.

Hitler’s Military Action

The military and German patriotism was really an obsession for Hitler. Because his father served for the Austrian government, Hitler found his devotion to Germany in order to rebel  against his father.

Hitler quit two schools after 1903, then he was removed from his second school, he never came back to formal education again. He did not have enough money, and with the death of his mother, he didn’t have additional support anymore. In 1909, he had no choice but to live in a homeless shelter.

In 1910, he moved out of the homeless shelter into a house for poor working men. He tried to sell his own paintings, but did not have much success. In 1913, he moved to Munich because he had inherited the last part of his father’s property. When Germany joined World War I in August of 1914, he  wanted to serve in a Bavarian regiment. It was permitted, and Hitler enrolled in the Bavarian army.

Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

During World War I, Hitler really became an enthusiastic German patriot. He was associated with the experience of war, and also thought it was one of the greatest of all experiences. He was really shocked when Germany lost the war, and assumed that Germany was obstructed by its own citizens.

This betrayal was an obsession of his for a long time. However, it helped fuel a few of his anti-Semitic beliefs. At the end of World War I, the aspects of Hitler’s personality that made him became a horrifying leader were fully formed. He was an enthusiastic German patriot and a believer in German superiority, a sincere anti-Semite, and also possessed an individual obsession of war and militarization.