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"Adolf Hitler." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Austria. He was the fourth of six children.
Adolf had an interest in the fine arts, which his father did not approve of. He also showed
great interest in German nationalism. When WWI broke out, Hitler applied to serve in the
military. He was accepted, even though he was still an Austrian citizen. He was decorated
for bravery in the war. A few years later, Hitler served a year in prision after being tried
for high treason. While in prision, he wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), which laid
out Hitlers plans for transforming the German race. This plan took action in 1933, when
Hitler and his Nazi Party came to rule Germany. Hitler started discriminating against
Jews, and eventually putting them into concentration camps. This was known as the
Holocaust. WWII officially started when Germany invaded Poland on September 1st,
1938. Britain and France declared war on Germany in response. As the war progressed,
Germany was having a harder time. By 1945, Hitler realized that Germany would not win
the war. He and his wife, Eva, committed suicide on April 30th, 1945- one day after their
wedding. Their bodies were burned. Just a few days later, on May 7th, Germany
surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.

"Adolf Hitler." PBS. PBS. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.

Hitler grew up in Austria. He was quite lazy, and many of his teachers said he lacked
discipline. Once he grew up, he moved to Vienna in hopes of becoming an artist. Instead,
he joined the German military after WWI broke out. This is when he became interested in

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the National Socialist German workers Party, or the Nazi Party. He was awarded for
bravery in WWI. A few years later, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, and started to
abuse his power. He effectively became the dictator of Germany. He began to pass antiSemitic laws that excluded Jews, discriminating them. He then began building
concentration camps, where he and the Nazis committed mass murderings. Toward the
end of WWII, he saw no hope for Germany and decided to take his own life. He first
married his girlfriend, Eva Braun, and they committed suicide together.

History.com Staff. "Adolf Hitler." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 29 Mar.

Adolf Hitler rose to power soon after WWI. He took control of the German government,
leading the Nazi Party. He began many concentration camps to hold Jews, which he
believed were a threat to his perfect race. This led to the death of more than six million
Jews. He and the Nazis attacked Poland in 1939, which started WWII. He and his Nazi
troops began to take over much of Europe, and North Africa. Throughout the war, Hitler
and the Nazis slowly began to get weaker, lacking supplies and losing men. Toward the
end of the war, he realized Germany would probably lose. He blamed this on the collapse
of the Homefront. When he felt the war was coming to an end, he lost hope. He married
his girlfriend, then they both committed suicide.

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Wiesel, Elie, and Marion Wiesel. Night. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, a Division of Farrar,
Straus and Giroux, 2006. Print.

The book Night is the true story of a boy, Elie Wiesel, and his father as they try to survive
the harsh conditions of the Holocaust. Elie and his father are taken to well-known
concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Buna. Together they fought
through the harsh conditions (both physical and mental) of the Holocaust. Living on very
little food and being forced to work, they both struggled a great deal. Many people,
including Elie, began to doubt their faith. Toward the end of the book, Elies father dies
soon before liberation. Elie survived the Holocaust and moved to the United States.

Throughout the book, Elie discussed how many Jews had more faith in Hitler than they
did in their God. They thought Hitler would keep his promises when God did not. Hitler
was the only person the Jews felt they could count on during the Holocaust.

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