Adolf Hitler

Articles on Adolph HItler’s ideology, religious beliefs, and principle life events made him the most notorious figure of the 20th century

Articles on Adolph HItler’s ideology, religious beliefs, and principle life events made him the most notorious figure of the 20th century


Hitler's Rise to Power Timeline

Hitler’s Rise to Power: Timeline

Hitler's Rise to power began in Germany in September 1919 when Hitler joined the political party then known as the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – DAP (German Workers' Party). Hitler's Rise to Power: Timeline Adolf Hitler, who had come to power in Germany in 1933, over the course of the decade unilaterally…

adolph hitler

Adolph Hitler: His Life, Ideology, Rise, and Downfall

Adolph Hitler, German politician, leader of the Nazi Party, and by near-universal accounts the most monstrous and terrifying leader in the twentieth century, led his nation into a disastrous war and triggered the extermination of millions of his own citizens due to his anti-Semitic ideology. This page features a comprehensive…

What did hitler believe in

What Did Hitler Believe In?

The following article regarding the question of what did Hitler believe in is an excerpt from Richard Weikart's book Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The question "What did Hitler believe in?" is not a sterile academic controversy over the…

Hitler's Religion

Hitler’s Religion: Christianity, Atheism, Pantheism?

The following article is an excerpt from Richard Weikart's book Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In mid-January of 1940, Hitler was discussing with his colleagues a rather frequent topic of his conversations and monologues: the church. After he sarcastically…

Was Hitler a Christian?

Was Hitler a Christian? — A Look at the Sources

The following article on "Was Hitler a Christian" is an excerpt from Richard Weikart's book Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Was Hitler a Christian? This question has been asked by historians and World War Two aficionados for decades. During…

Enabling Act Passage

The Enabling Act: Hitler Seizes Absolute Power

Hitler Consolidates Power With the Enabling Act The Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz) of 1933 gave the German Cabinet power to enact laws without the involvement of the Reichstag and the Reichsrat, the legislative bodies of the Weimar government. It gave Adolph Hitler complete and absolute power over Germany. The passage of the…

Hitler’s Views on Eugenics and Aryan Supremacism

The following article on Nazi eugenics is an excerpt from Richard Weikart's book Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The origins of eugenics beliefs Hitler's views on eugenics were based on social policies that placed the biological improvement of the…

Why Did Hitler Hate Jews?

Looking at the horrible way Jews were treated during the Holocaust, Hitler’s hate for them must have been really extreme and apparently there were enough Germans supporting his notion that Jews needed to be eradicated. But what caused all of this? Historians today still debate the reasons for the Nazi…

What Is Mein Kampf?

Mein Kampf, which means “My Struggle” or “My Fight” is Hitler’s autobiography in which he outlines his ideology and political plans for Germany. After the failure that was the Beer Hall Putch in which Hitler and a group of men tried to overthrow the Bavarian government, he was sentenced to…

Why Did Hitler Kill Himself?

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife, Eva in his bunker in Berlin. According to testimonies, both swallowed cyanide pills and he shot himself in the head for good measure. Their remains were  burnt in the Reich Chancellery garden outside the bunker. Many other high…

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