Adolf Hitler: The Rise of a Madman US History Childhood 1889-1907 Adolf Hitler is born in Austria on April 20th, 1889. During his childhood he struggled developing a positive relationship with his father. Moved around Austria until his father died when he was 14. (1903) Childhood 1907: 18 years old 1907: Hitler attempts to enter art school in Vienna Austria. He is rejected. Childhood 1907-1914 1907-1914: Hitler struggled to become an artist without schooling. He did poorly. He was homeless and without much support until his mother died and he inherited some of her estate. 1913: Hitler moves to Munich, Germany. A year later he volunteers for military service for the German army. World War 1: 1914-1918 Hitler left Austria and joined the German Army. (1914) Hitler receives medals for bravery and is promoted to Corporal. Oct. 1918: Hitler is wounded in a gas attack which leaves Hitler blinded. Rise to Power 1918-1923 Adolf Hitler recovers from his wounds and joins the German Workers Party as it’s 54th member. He excels at public speaking and soon becomes their spokesman and chief recruiter. The German Workers Party is renamed the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) or Nazi Party Rise to Power 1923-1925 Nov. 8th, 1923: Beer Hall Putsch ends in failure. Hitler goes to prison. Dec. 1924: Hitler is released from prison. Fall 1925: Hitler’s Mein Kampf is published. Rise to Power 1925-1933 The central theme of the Nazi Party becomes the anger over the Treaty of Versailles. By 1925 the Nazi Party grows and creates two groups to support them. The SA (Brown Shirts) Hitler Youth Brown Shirts (SA) Hitler Youth The Hitler Youth was designed to indoctrinate or brainwash the youth of the country into following Hitler. Rise to Power 1930-1933 After the US Stock Market crashes there are repercussions throughout the world. The message of hating the Treaty of Versailles and blaming the Jews and the French for their problems becomes very popular. Rise to Power 1930-1933 From 1930 to 1933 a growing support for the Nazi party led to overwhelming support for their candidates in elections. Jan. 1933: Hitler is elected Chancellor of Germany.