At primary school, Hitler showed great intellectual potential and was extremely popular with fellow pupils as well as being admired for his leadership qualities.
The aforementioned specialized courses took place at the University of Munich in Junewhere Hitler heard lectures on Germany's economic situation, the political history of the war and other matters, all delivered in an anti-Bolshevik disposition, inciting him to proselytize nationalist messages to his comrades.
Hitler's own bitterness over the collapse of the war effort also began to shape his ideology. In September Hitler wrote what is often deemed his first antisemitic text, requested by Mayr as a reply to an inquiry by Adolf Gemlich, who had participated in the same "educational courses" as Hitler.
In this report Hitler argued for a "rational anti-Semitism" which would not resort to pogromsbut instead "legally fight and remove the privileges enjoyed by the Jews as opposed to other foreigners living among us.
Its final goal, however, must be the irrevocable removal of the Jews themselves. On the orders of his army superiors, Hitler applied to join the party,  and within a week was accepted as party member the party began counting membership at to give the impression they were a much larger party.
When early party members promulgated their point manifesto on 24 February co-authored by Hitler, Anton Drexler, Gottfried Federand Dietrich Eckartit was Hitler who penned the first point, revealing his intention to unify German-speaking peoples, claiming that the party demanded, "all Germans be gathered together in a Greater Germany on the basis of the right of all peoples to self-determination.
Under his influence the party adopted a modified swastikaa well-known good luck charm that had previously been used in Germany as a mark of volkishness and " Aryanism ", along with the Roman salute used by Italian fascists.
The committee members realised that the resignation of their leading public figure and speaker would mean the end of the party. The principle relied on absolute obedience of all subordinates to their superiors; thus he viewed the party structure and later the government structure as a pyramid, with himself—the infallible leader—at the apex.
Rank in the party was not determined by elections—positions were filled through appointment by those of higher rank, who demanded unquestioning obedience to the will of the leader. On 8 November, Hitler's forces initially succeeded in occupying the local Reichswehr and police headquarters; however, neither the army nor the state police joined forces with him.
Hitler wanted to emulate Benito Mussolini's " March on Rome " by staging his own coup in Bavaria to be followed by a challenge to the government in Berlin. However, the Bavarian authorities ordered the police to stand their ground. The putschists were dispersed after a short firefight in the streets near the Feldherrnhalle.
At one point during the trial, Hitler discussed political leadership, during which he stated that leading people was not a matter of political science Staatswissenschaft but an innate ability, one of statecraft Staatskunst.
In April he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in Landsberg Prisonwhere he received preferential treatment from sympathetic guards and received substantial quantities of fan mail, including funds and other forms of assistance.
In Mein Kampf Hitler speaks at length about his youth, his early days in the Nazi Party, general ideas on politics, including the transformation of German society into one based on race ; some passages imply genocide.
InHitler's first year in office, 1, copies were sold. Like other boys in his part of Austria, he was attracted to Pan-Germanismbut his intellectual pursuits were generally those of a dilettante.
Hitler portrays himself as a born leader interested in knightly adventures, exploration, and who by the time he was eleven, was a nationalist interested in history. Karl Haushoferwho was the chair of the military science and geography department at the University of Munich. These meetings consisted of lectures and academic briefings on geopolitics, most certainly covering the Nazi ideal of Lebensraum and which likely influenced the views Hitler laid out in Mein Kampf.
Hitler believed it was Germany's right to seize the cultivatable land in Russia since, the earth belongs to those people willing to till it "industriously" as opposed to the slothful, incompetent people unworthy to possess it.
Describing the Russians in the harshest of terms while intimating that the German people were more deserving by virtue of their alleged superior intellect, Hitler stated, "It is criminal to ask an intelligent people to limit its children in order that a lazy and stupid people next door can literally abuse a gigantic surface of the earth.
Many historians contend that Hitler's essential character and political philosophy can be discovered in Mein Kampf.
Historian James Joll once claimed that Mein Kampf constituted, "all of Hitler's beliefs, most of his programme and much of his character. Hitler claimed that dominated people benefit by learning from superior Aryans, and said the Jews were conspiring to keep this " master race " from rightfully ruling the world by diluting its racial and cultural purity, and exhorting Aryans to believe in equality rather than superiority and inferiority.
Within Mein Kampf, Hitler describes a struggle for world domination, an ongoing racial, cultural, and political battle between Aryans and Jews, the necessary racial purification of the German people, and the need for German imperial expansion and colonisation eastwards.
He said his aim was to eradicate both from Germany and moreover, he stressed his intention to unite all Germans in the process of destroying them. Every manifestation of human culture, every product of art, science and technical skill, which we see before our eyes today, is almost exclusively the product of the Aryan creative power.
This very fact fully justifies the conclusion that it was the Aryan alone who founded a superior type of humanity; therefore he represents the archetype of what we understand by the term: He is the Prometheus of mankind, from whose shining brow the divine spark of genius has at all times flashed forth, always kindling anew that fire which, in the form of knowledge, illuminated the dark night by drawing aside the veil of mystery and thus showing man how to rise and become master over all the other beings on the earth.
Should he be forced to disappear, a profound darkness will descend on the earth; within a few thousand years human culture will vanish and the world will become a desert.
In his seminal tome, he expresses an ultra-conservatism: If we study the course of our cultural life during the last twenty-five years we shall be astonished to note how far we have already gone in this process of retrogression. Everywhere we find the presence of those germs which give rise to protuberant growths that must sooner or later bring about the ruin of our culture.
Here we find undoubted symptoms of slow corruption; and woe to the nations that are no longer able to bring that morbid process to a halt. Once the exhibit was at an end, selected artist's works were banned from Nazi Germany.
That such a mentality [racial purity] may be possible cannot be denied in a world where hundreds and thousands accept the principle of celibacy from their own choice, without being obliged or pledged to do so by anything except an ecclesiastical precept.
Why should it not be possible to induce people to make this sacrifice if, instead of such a precept, they were simply told that they ought to put an end to this truly original sin of racial corruption which is steadily being passed on from one generation to another.They say "the winner's write history," and it is absolutely true; the most egregious example in modern times has to be the mainstream (mis)understanding of Adolf Hitler and pre-WWII Germany.
An extensive history of Hitler’s life, including his rise to power, military achievements and failures, ideology, and what he left behind in his wake.
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Hitler came to power as the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, more commonly known as the Nazi Party.
Reiner Möckelmann: Hitlers Saarbeauftragter Franz von Papen Franz von Papen is commonly known as the stirrup-holder for Hitler’s takeover in Less known is Papen’s role in the Nazi regime, namely as Hitler’s vice-chancellor and ambassador, determined by vassalage to the ‘Führer’.