10 Surprising Facts About Adolf Hitler – Nutshell School
- He was rejected from art school twice
- Hitler loved Disney
- He also admired the Native American genocide
- He was a vegetarian, but not for the reasons most people think
- Hitler sent Jesse Owens a picture of himself
- Hitler never made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower
- He didn’t like smokers
- It’s likely Hitler had Parkinson’s disease
- He was Time Magazine’s Man of the Year
- Hitler wanted a ‘Museum of an Extinct Race’
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Hitler’s Original Family Name Was Schicklgruber:
Hitler’s father Alois Hitler was the illegitimate child of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. Alois was born in 1837 but the baptismal register did not show his father’s name. So, initially, Alois bore his mother’s surname, Schicklgruber. Johann Georg Hiedler married Maria Anna in 1842.
Maria Anna died in 1847 and Alois changed his baptismal register in 1876 by recording Georg Hitler (Johann Georg Hiedler) as his father. Thus he assumed the surname Hitler which is also spelled as Hiedler, Huettler or Hüttler. Hitler surname is presumably based on ‘one who lives in a hut’.
For Seven Years, Hitler Was ‘Nationless’:
Hitler later stated his goal for a Großdeutschland (Greater Germany). However, he was an Austrian by birth. From a young age, he longed to be a part of the German Empire and despised the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its Habsburg Monarchy. He had formally renounced his Austrian citizenship in April, 1925 but did not obtain German citizenship immediately. He became stateless, faced the risk of deportation and was unable to run for public office.
Interior minister of Brunswick state in Germany was a member of the NSDAP or Nazi party. He appointed fellow party member Hitler as an administrator for the state in February 1932. Thus Hitler became a citizen of Brunswick and thus of Germany. He had been stateless for almost seven years.
Hitler Was Temporarily Blinded At Least Once In a Gas Attack:
Hitler was temporarily blinded in a mustard gas attack on his camp on October 15, 1918 during the WWI. He was hospitalized in Pasewalk in Germany. And while there, he learned of Germany’s defeat and Armistice with Britain and France. He reportedly said that he had suffered a ‘second temporary blindness’ upon hearing such horrifying news for the Germans.
Hitler Was Selected Time Magazine’s Man of the Year for 1938:
Hitler, Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier and Mussolini attended a one-day conference in Munich on September 29, 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain appeased Hitler and convinced British and French politicians to accept some of Hitler’s territorial claims in exchange for the assurance of no further aggression from Germany in an agreement called the ‘Munich Agreement’. As Germany had been granted the German speaking Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia as per the agreement, it was perceived at that time to be a successful preventive measure against a possible outbreak of a world war. Due to the Munich summit, Hitler was selected ‘Man of the Year’ by Time magazine for 1938, a premature attribution beyond doubts. This is the most amazing facts about Adolf Hitler
Hitler Had To Live In Homeless Shelters For A While:
Like many Austrians, Hitler began to get attracted to German nationalist ideas from an early age. His father died when Hitler was 14 years old and subsequently, Hitler’s performance at school dropped. 2 years later he changed school and enrolled at a school in Steyr in Upper Austria. After giving a repeat, he passed the final school exams. His mother died of breast cancer at the age of 47 on December 21, 1907. At the age of 18-19, he was twice rejected admission into the Fine Arts Academy (in 1907 and 1908) as he was declared unfit for painting. While in Vienna, he tried to make a living out of selling his paintings. But due to lack of quality and resources, he ran out of money soon. Hitler kept moving from one place to another as his savings gradually diminished and his lifestyle deteriorated. In December 1909, he was half starved and freezing and had to live in homeless shelters in Vienna and whenever he sold a painting, he would occasionally spend the night in men’s hostels. He then moved into a public dormitory for men in Vienna and lived there for 3 years until 1913 when he received his father’s inheritance and then moved to Munich.
3 of Hitler’s 6 Siblings Died During His Childhood:
Hitler had six siblings and four of whom died before his 25th birthday. He was the fourth children to Alois Hitler and Klara Pölzl. His all 3 older siblings- Gustav, Ida and Otto died in infancy.
Hitler Used to Take Cocaine Twice a Day as Prescribed:
Drugs were administered to Hitler on a regular basis and he used a cocktail of drugs including cocaine. He was prescribed to take cocaine twice a day.
He used an inhaler to take powdered cocaine regularly to aid his throat and sinus problems throughout his tenure as Führer of Germany. He also used eye-drops mixed with 10 % cocaine. Hitler’s physician Dr. Theodore Morell was responsible for prescribing these drugs and US interrogators wondered whether Morell was a double agent trying to make Hitler dysfunctional.
Hitler Shaved Part of His Moustache Because His Full Moustache Nearly Killed Him:
Hitler’s toothbrush style moustache was not always like this. During WWI he had full moustache. Soldiers in trenches were experiencing mustard-gas and other lethal gas attacks during the WWI and respiratory masks were provided to the combatants to keep out gas. But during gas attacks, Hitler could not create complete airlocks pulling his respiratory mask over his face due his long moustache and he almost died due to presence of gas in his mask.
As a result, Hitler’s supervisors ordered Hitler to remove his fancy moustache to facilitate the wearing of the gas masks. But instead, he trimmed it to the distinctive toothbrush shaped style.
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