Deadliest Fiction Wiki
Advertisement

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
— Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

Hitler was a veteran of the First World War and entered German politics soon after the 1918 Armistice. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a dictatorship based on the totalitarian ideology of Nazism. His aim was to establish a new order of absolute Nazi German control in Europe.

Hitler oversaw the rearmament of Germany and the invasion of Poland by the Wehrmacht in September 1939, which led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Under Hitler's direction,German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army. Hitler's supremacist and racially motivated policies resulted in the systematic murder of eleven million people, including nearly six million Jews. Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945, as Soviet forces closed in on his capital, ending the war in Europe.

Advertisement