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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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Hitler would have had these at his disposal to make his escape.
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But Hitler had swapped places with his driver that night.
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Charles should check on his ancestors like his uncle Edward who along with his wife sucked up to Hitler in the 1930s.
Although academic historians no longer explain the Third Reich using Hitler alone, the Fuhrer continues to exercise great fascination, particularly among the general public.