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Hitler

Adolf. . Grandmother's maiden name and father's original surname Schicklgrüber. 1889--1945, German dictator, born in Austria. After becoming president of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi party), he attempted to overthrow the government of Bavaria (1923). While in prison he wrote Mein Kampf, expressing his philosophy of the superiority of the Aryan race and the inferiority of the Jews. He was appointed chancellor of Germany (1933), transforming it from a democratic republic into the totalitarian Third Reich, of which he became Führer in 1934. He established concentration camps to exterminate the Jews, rearmed the Rhineland (1936), annexed Austria (1938) and Czechoslovakia, and invaded Poland (1939), which precipitated World War II. He committed suicide
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Pollack is bearded, and (the Hitlerian gibe again) not accustomed to bathing frequently.
In the Fifties you could purchase a copy of a tile from Hitler's bathroom, if that floated your boat, and the fascination for authentic Hitlerian memorabilia continues today as cheap copies proliferate - even in the death camp souvenir outlets.
Apparently Roof was also a neo-National Socialist (neo-Nazi), envisioning a collectivist Big Government system based on "race" that would protect Hitlerian notions of the "superior race.
In Catch-22 (Mike Nichols, 1970), there are no Germans, Nazis, or Jews, but an American officer, embodying novelist Joseph Heller's 1961 satire of booming America in the 1950s, makes business deals with the Germans, monopolizes the lucrative brothel trade, and surveys his dark domain in Hitlerian pose from a gray Mercedes.
Steinhoff notes the Hitlerian "trend to promote Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg as the greatest of the composer's works (rather than Parsifal).
Furness carefully examines the Hitlerian phase in the Wagner family history, and the claim that Wagner's anti-Semitism (especially vivid in "Judaism in Music," 1850) fueled the Holocaust.
We are thereby made to believe that the Democratic Party has turned Hitlerian, and any fool knows what that means.
He is ready to legislate a draconian, Hitlerian law to make Turkey a total police state.
The [controversial] Hitlerian provocation of the title is .
As they did in other territories they seized, the Nazis recruited Jewish leaders, whose function in the Nazis' eyes was to help them as the Hitlerian program unfolded--first with Jewish exclusions from schools, businesses and professions, then with the wearing of the yellow star, and finally with mass deportation leading to mass murder.
Emphasising the menacing Hitlerian aspect of Saddam Hussein, he also -- in a desperate attempt to win the support of liberal Britain -- flagged up the peace dividend that removing him would yield.
Notwithstanding this assessment on the part of Hitler's deputy fuhrer, shared decision-making was not exactly a major part of the Hitlerian leadership paradigm.