Revised

Autobiography

Adolf Hitler German History Period 3

Apr 1 30,

i

1945

Good

Morning, is

ladies ~nd gentlemen. I have

My

name, as all of you today to tell

should know, you of

Adolf Hitler. my beliefs,

-come here

mV~life,

and my deeds. attention.

I do not ask, but my

demand your respect fascinating story.

and greatest

I will now begin

At six o'clock, village Brunau.

April 20, 1889,

I was born was

in the delighted

Austrian with my he

My father, he was

Alois Hitler,

birth. Although was married cousin. infancy, sister, father's

fifty-two

years old when

I was born,

for the third time to Klara Poelzl

Hitler,

his second me died in

I had seven other sibl ings. I came next,

The three before

then Edmund arrived

five years later. My from my

Paula was born two years second marriage, in Brunau.

after that. Two others also
1

Alois Jr., and Angela, My father, worker, a strong,

ived with

me in our house ly honored

husky, and highfrom me and my I was fearful

civil service I gave

demanded only

respect because did

brother, of

Alois.

him respect,

his hand and

his whip. Alois

and Father

not get along. it.

Often Alois would be w~ipped, He was jealous of me because

but the caniving our parents
1

brat deserved

iked me more than him. later in
1

Alois never cared for me, but when I came to power he opened a cafe and told everyone this would boost his sales. when I found out about

ife,

that he was my brother, I ordered

hoping

Of course,

his cafe closed so much, and she boy" and

it. I

loved my mother that I was

loved me as

well. Peopl e said

a "mother's

spoiled, In

but I was smarter school I

than any other child and 1 ively, measles

in school. but that changed age of six. I

was very bright Edmund, I died of

when my brother, was sorry because

at the

resented

all the

attention

he was getting, When he

and I was died,

no longer pampered.

I wished for

his death.

it seemed

as if it was my fault. the few extremely

This hurt me very deeply, events in my life. I

it was one of

sad~ening

would spend our walking At thirteen, sang I

and thinking

about this and other things. monastery school and

went to a

Benedictine

in their choir.

The music and

architecure

of the churches my

were beautiful, trademark

and for the first time I saw what would become cross or the "swastika". I felt that my talent

sign, the twisted

BecaLlse of to

the power that was shown by the become a priest. I

priests

I wanted

also began to real ize too, could of either be a

for drawing My He

architecture. father

This,

possible

occupation.

did not

approve

one of

these occupations.

wanted me to become In school,

a civil servant

1 ike himself. All I wanted to do was that I

my grades pictures. grades

began to drop. My father,

draw and look at work harder. My

furious,

demanded

showed

no change.

I started

to escape I

real ity, and always else.

play war

games with and everyone of

my classmates.

Of course,

was the leader, I would

had to obey me, and no one May, a German

read volumes

Karl May's books.

e:·(-convict, wrote stories all the "Redskins"

of how "Old Shattet~hand" would kill of Because of these books, "Redsk ins" . me from later in

in America.

1ife, I named the .Jews and other enemies My grades

cant inued to fall, and my father wi thdrew

private school In

and enrolled 1903, my respected
1

me in a public one. father died. him. This I hated and feared him, depressing

January,

but inside I had occurence in my

was the second

ife. three years later, I dropped out of

When I

was sixteen,

school because

of a lung disease. I got

I was so happy when I was able and last time used in my

to leave school.
1

drunk for the first and

ife.

I tore up

the leaving certificate asking

it for toilet I had lost

paper. The next day, the original, pieces,

for a dupl icate, who managed

saying

the school

director,

to get some of the faculty. This

humil iated me in front of the entire in my life.

school

was the most humil iating event The next three years, years of my
1

away

from school,

were the

happiest

ife. I

could read,

draw buildings Wagner

in my fantasy operas with my

world, practice best,

speeches,

or go to Richard Kubizek. support

and only, friend August pension to

I had no

job, and I reher to wait

lied on my mother's

me. I forced

on me, just as she should In late 1907, I with cancer. I

have. mother was critically and get ill

learned that my Vienna to try

went to

into the Vienna down because

Academy of Fine Arts, but surprisingly I failed the entrance exam.

I was turned

I could have tried a high school

to get into the diploma, but I

School of Architecture, decided not to. later,

even without

Some months away. shudder It

on December single

21,

1907, my mother in my
1

passed I still

was the

worst

incident

ife.

when

I think o~ it.

It was a dreadful

blow,

I had honor-

ed, but my mother side.

I had loved.

II weeped

for hours at her Doctor Bloch,

grave had led

The only Jew I

had ever cared for,

me down. After unt i1 I was in this, I left In for Vienna. Vienna, I would not return in poverty. carrying low to Linz I 1 ived at a

a success. had

I 1 ived snow,

a flophouse,

work shoveling and even

suitcases become

the Railroad carpenter. post cards,

station, Using my and then

going so

as to I tinted

art talent began to

for profit, sell full-size

and drew I but

water colors. I wore nothing

could not shave or bathe for weeks at a time. 1 ice-ridden ly trousers and an old undershirt. but bread

I looked

1ike a lowline.

derel ict. I ate nothing I gained

or soup Freedom

in a charity

The one thing Most often

was freedom!

to use as I pleased! I read not

I would go to the history,

library and read for hours. and even yoga. I

about hypnotism, read at random, Vienna thorough within granite created, me was

pol itics,

did

and I only retained and remained of my for me

in my mind what was needed. the hardest, period there which to though most

school a world

life. In and a

this

took shape became the

picture of

philosophy

foundation I have had

all my acts.

In addition It

what I then in Vienna,

to change nothing.

was here,

that I learned people most

to 1 ie and bully,

and most importantly, Life is a jungle,

how do get

to do what I want them to. vicious survive. were I liked the

and only the

German

race more than Austria a "Master Race". I

becaLlse they hated Czechs,

vicious countries

and seemingl y

the smaller SLovaks,

in the Austro-Hungarian Serbs,

Empire,

1 ike They

Slovanes,

Croats,

and the Magyars.

were just in the way of the great power I hated the Jews. I read of how the by duty to rid

in Germany.

Most of all,

Jews were the main problem the world of this equality, problem. and for

in the world. They

It was

stood for all

the wrong things-free press, All theis

democracy,

freedom. elected

Free speech, assembl ies.

individual is

representatives a sign

openess

of weakness.

Congresses one ruler,

and parl iaments are a complete one country. what to Life

waste of time. One man, when a leader tells Jews want Peace! it

You are only happy and to do. to

you exactly I

believe

Peace!

HATE PEACE! In

is supposed

be a struggle! the

Let us keep

that way. while

this struggle,

the stronger,

more able,

win, of the In
By

the less able, the weak, lose.

It is not by principles himself above

humanity animal

that man 1 ives or is able to preserve but solely

world,

by means of the most brutal you must 1ie, cheat,

struggle.

order to attain goals, tell ing 1 ies, people

kill, anything! The bigger be bel ieved. problems. this

would do aything that some

for you!

the I

lie, the more chose

probability

of it will world's

the Jews as

a scapegoat

for the

I made into

people bel ieve the ugly truth

about Judaism. power. I

Drumming

their heads would make me the supreme In May, the

1913,

I

went to Germany.

had finally

made it

to

land I loved in

more than any my country, I was

other. Not being forced

able to stand people

all the Jews may

to leave. Some

argue and say I

left to escape arrest. I was arrested,

I did, but that was the pol ice I

not a major factor. that I evaded

When

I convinced

the army registration because

in Austria

only because

would not have been accepted

of my lung problems.

I took

the physical cndition

examination

in

1914,

and was

found

in

too

poor

to join the army.

I returned

to Munich

quickly. I joined the

In 1914, World War German my home. alway Army. Finally I I

I broke out. That felt I belonged in the front always

August, somewhere.

The Army was I was

was a messenger

1ines. Although

under fire,

the message I

got through. military

As a reward award: the

for my val iant work, Iron Cross, Second

got German's

highest

Class.

When I was in the hospital, broke out in Russia. from Jews.

recovering The Reds

from a shell fragment, were either Jews

Communism

or Jews

taking orders

I began to

hate communism In

as well. 1918, I was attacked with mustard gas. I lost I In the

October,

my sight for wantyed

some time. Again in the

I was placed

in the hospital. FIGHT! FIGHT! For

to get back I was

trenches

and FIGHT! the war

the hospital, first

informed that died,

was over. Our nation

time since

my mother

I cried.

had been war.

back-stabbed I needed shift because gave me was

by the politicians tired of these

who wanted

peace

instead of

traitorous

pol iticians.

My country I started my

a new leader, and that leader would be ..•ME! into power slowly. I lived at a German

Army post, only The government political Party. It I

I could not make a 1 iving on the outside. a job I went as a to a spy, meeting to 10k of out for

dangerous Worker's

groups. was

the German in Germany. I did.

a common

Anti-Semitic to give

groups a speech.

At the meeting, the

felt compelled officials

Apparently

party

agreed

with everything I got a letter

I said about Germany's in the mail

enemies, join

and the next day

asking me to

the party. my

I hesitated,

thinking

I

may want to start a party That decision

of

own, but two days later I of my life.

joined.

was the most back.

important I

From here, there would be no turning member of the executive Advertising

was inducted

as the seventh

committee. increasthe

I took charge ed the size

of recruiting. party

everywhere a

of the

dramatically.

Within

month,

number of members A mass meeting of the party Party,

went from fifty-five

to more than two people. German

hundred. The name Worker's

at a beer hall drew two thousand changed to The National Socialist

or phoenetically

shortened,

Nazi. which summarized

Next, the Nazi

I wrote a twenty-five ideas. It

point program, absurd

tore apart the the Weimar at the end

Treaty

of Versailles, the German would be

it also

denounced set up

Republic, of the war.

which was

government

Citizenship speaking be united

taken away from all Jews, and all the German including flag. Austria and Czechoslovakia, would

countries, under one

At the end of 1921, over six thousand of others favoring

Nazis were registerideas. I demanded for my me

ed, with thousands that I become recruiting

the Nazi

undisputed

leader of

the group as a reward knowning

powers.

The other officials, agreed.

that without

the party would collapse, It was then that

I organized private They

the uniformed

Stormtroopers,

or I

the S.A. They were my own commanded parties' The them to do.

army, and would do anything break up

would

other pol itical populace.

meetings,

and of course,

terrorize

the Jewish

red, white,

and black flag Germany. "Germany

with the swastika Awake!", "Sieg

was a famil iar Hei 1
,

sight allover

or

Hai 1

Victory", In

and "Heil Hitler!" 1923, German's for me.

were

all slogans was

used by my

party. This for

economy

in desperate

trouble. Nazis

was perfect help.

More people

would come

to the

I decided

this was the time to strike

and capture forces.

Germany.

I would attack November

Munich and el iminate any opposing into action.

9, 1923, my plan went and

It failed treason.

miserably. the

I was arrested trial into triumph.

put on trial for world

I turned

I received

coverage,

and had a chance judge gave me

to spread a

my ideas to other
1

nations.

The Bavarian

surprisingly

ight sentence, prison,

five years.

I served

a mere nine than

months a and

in Landsberg I had right was here ("My

which was more of a cheap hotel food, the right personal the

prison. the It

excellent to a

to see any visitors, Rudolf Hess.

secretary,

I dictated StrLlggle").

first part of my autobiography, all of you read it some

Mein Kampf time,

I suggest

it may give some In December,

important

worldy knowledge. from prison on parole. I

1924, I was to bash I

released

was ready, once again, for me Austrian appearance prison, up to Angela, came with everywhere, became to make

in some Jewish worked on my

skulls.

It was time removing improved my my

my move.

my speech, and

accent, greatly.

practiced

gestures,

The Party had lost members

during

my stay in was

and I had to get them 100,000 people. to keep house her. Gel i we would when I

back. By 1928, the membership I persuaded step-nieces, beautiful, my

That year, for me. My was strikingly

half-sister,

Friedl and Geli, and I took her

walk for hours.

I loved her

so much. She the

jealous

was with other women,

yet she wanted

right to be with other chaffeur!

men.

I once found her

in the arms of

my

One day, we were arguing I

about her having

the right to The next She

go back to Vienna, day, Gel i Raubal, suicide,

said no, and left was

for a meeting. found shot

my step-niece,

to death.

committed that!

instead of spending

her 1ife with me.

Imagine

I was shattered. she had died. I

I was contemplating in love

suicide

myself

after in her a

never fell

again.

Everything

room was kept just as it was. vegetarian. killed. I had everyone

In honor of her death, who knew anthing about

I became

our affair to

No one should

ever know. Only recently

did I decide

tell you. Germany 1929, for the and was back th is time in a severe I woul d economic depression again in

not fai 1.

The el ect ions proved

in 1930 to be

German

governing

body, the

Reichstag,

profitable.

The Nazis held party. more

107 out of 491 seats With the funds from S.A., and organized than the

in the Reichstag, charity to to my The

the second highest party, I recruited was

a youth group.

1932 election and

even better

1930. 14,000,000 power in Germany

votes now!

230 seets were taken.

I was the real

The leaders of other parties of a new government. me as a It

invited him to discuss

the formation They vote I and

was then I had in their

them in my pocket. A second

recognized

parter

negotiations.

was held

in Germany, non-stop wanted

the Nazis lost 34 seats for more support.

in the Reichstag. bankers,

campaigned generals

Businessmen, the Communist

me in

power because

system would S.A.'s

reduce their profits

and action

dramatically.

I had five

kill a Communist

factory

worker as

a show of force. This

showed if

to the rest of the government I was not made Chancellor the Chancellor.

that blood would flow like water In January,

of Germany.

1933, I became

A majority

of Non-Nazis

were put in the cabinet

to keep me from taking too much power. I had some assistants a before,

It did not work. during, was and after I was the

chancellor. S.A •.

Ernst Roehm,

street fighter, addicts,

the head of

He recruited

all the drug

professional Goering,

killers, who flew in the high was That

and ex-convicts with party. soc ial

which made up the S.A. in World War I, to a Swedish

Hermann

the Red Baron He

was a key fund raiser Countess, Hess, giving bel ieved him

was married My

status.

secretary,

Rudolf

it

necessary is

to bring order and military Deputy-in-Command. the Nazi

glory to the country. Julius Streicher

why he was my

was editor he always Torture of

of Der Stuermer, carried

hate magazine.

Like myself,

a whip, and bragged his He specialty. advertised

of the way he tortured Joseph Goebbels hatred was a for was Jews

Jews. in and

was indeed propaganda. everywhere. led my

charge

Communists farmer Gestapo, who the and in my

Heinrich

Himmler the

former chicken and the

elite guard,

Stormtroopers,

secret pol ice. His hobbies coming up with new camps. I went I

included collecting kill and torture

human skulls prisoners

ways to

concentration •

A month after the Reichstag almost everyone I managed

into command, blamed it

I had the S.A. burn down on the Communists, and

building.

bel ieved it. to push the extremely useful "Enabl ing Law"

through Next, rights without skulls

the

Reichstag

by

bribing I

and

threatening

the

leaders.

declaring from

an emergency, This

took away arrest and

all constitutional sentence anyone the

citizens.

let me

a trial.

I el iminated all

labor unions parties

by bashing

of the leaders. control

All other political of all medias, nothing I had to eliminate troops,

were illegal.

I seized

would be said that I Ernst Roehm and the

did not want said. Soon, rest

of the S.A •• Special

sworn to loyalty were used to Roehm was dragged in the morning, him. In that people. weeks I out of bed

el iminate Roehm and the S.A. After and driven to jail trial, for of at 3 o'clock

we held a one hour I was

minute

then promptly the fate of

executed the

reponsible supreme

German

became the later, the I

judge

the German died.

people.

A few

president

of Germany

I combined

his powers

with my own.

was the ultimate ity is

power

in Germany and

and all of the world. physical but strength. brutal

BrutalThe plain and

respected. the street

Brutality respects

man in

nothing

strength

ruthlessness. will power, My

If a people defiance,

is to become free

it needs pride and

HATE, HATE, AND ONCE AGAIN HATE. up more and more inflicted killed It was over the years. upon them. I I

hate for Jews built

love to hear tales rounded up 20,000

of the tortures Jews after some Christianity. feminine.

once Then a

a pol ice officer. nothing

my hate spread

toward

more than

disease

for the weak and ideas as in

Christianity and mercy.

merely

preached and

such stupid nuns,

love, kindness the Protestant

The priests sweat in

especially

clergy

would

in fear of

when you talk

to them.

They were uterly

useless

a race

super people. the greatest

I

had the bible

removed Mein

from every placed

home and their

had

of all documents,

Kampf,

in it's

place. I placed Germany back in economic They could prosperity

by giving jobs
Autobahnen,

to every unemployed or superhighways.

person. Planes,

work on the

tanks, and submarines

could be built and

by workers. Stormtroopers. Now that land.

Thousands

received

jobs as Nazi mil itary workers

I

had taken over to make the

Germany,

I wanted

to take

more

I wanted

Russian

Ukraine

part of my dominion. into slaves. We

The people had molded

there were

either

killed or

made

the best of them to rest of them about saving straight off

the shape that suited us, and we in their own pig-sties; and any

had isolated the German izing I who talked him goes

the local inhabitants into a

and civilcamp. sol-

concentration with only 250,000 beads and

had a plan

to crush the redskins

diers. We could while holding

keep them them in

happy with glass

scarves, camps. For

terror with the means the from the through

concentration

them, the word I

"liberty" Germany my

right to wash on feast League of Nations

days.

had withdrawn marched The The

in 1934, and claiming it

in 1936

troops did did

the Rhineland, In

Germany's. Manchuria. captured

League League The

nothing. nothing.

1931,

Japan attacked Musso1 ini

In 1935, nothing.

Benito

Ethiopia.

League did

The

time was ripe. homeland,

On the morning Austria, in Vienna

of March

12,

1938, I marched
me

into my

with my troops. and

They welcomed me. I

as a hero. Thousands success. Soon after

Brunau cheered

was a

Austria western England On

became

part of

Germany. claiming

In 1939, it

I sent

troops

into

Czechoslovakia, realized that

mine. Finally,

France and world. In

I was taking over every I launched a lightning

land in the

September I

1,1939,

attack on Poland. and England

one month declared Denmark in

had ruled Poland

as well. France In April,

then

war on Germany two hours. By

and myself. June,

1940,
as

I captured well. I

Norway

was mine

boldly attacked gium, Holland, the Western

the French

resistance, were

which soon crumbled. We occupied Ocean
all

Belof

and Luxembourg European

defeated. from

continent

the Arctic

to the River.

Pyrenes I

mountains, had avenged

from the Eng1 ish Channel the defeat of Germany

to the Vistu1a

in World War I. It was
all

now, under the facade of war murder that pleased me.

that I could commit

the

racial

I could exterminate S.S. could round
all

every Jewish the undesirables

person on this Earth. in a concentration apart,

The camp, of

and then torture their mothers,

them, ripping having

Jewish babies

in front

the adults

and children

dig their graves, lowly pits.

get shot by the S.S. machine Those who survived

guns, then die in their were clubbed

the bullets The S.S.

to death by shovels. hands

Some were buried alive. then

would hang them by their

beat them with rubber This

hoses, or throw the babies for us, we were used needed

in pots of mass kill-

boil ing water. ings.

was too slow or gas chambers to camps,

Huge ovens On the way

to accomp1 ish this be placed on the

quickly. railroad

quick1 ime would their skins.

car beds to burn through
all

Although

this torture

was amusing,

my armies

had actually

started my

to

lose the

war against just short by Japan.

Russia.

On

December On December

5,

1941,

drive was stopped

of Moscow. I declared

7, 1941, be-

Pearl Harbor was bombed lieving

war on America,

that .Japan would take my side States went against

in the War. They did not. Three years later,

The United

me as well.

after may battles, to an end. Nothing everything the enemy, German

most of them lost by Germany, of Germany should have

the War had come I ordered

been left. of wheat

destroyed. not

Not a German stalk mouth to

is to be feed not a

a German

give him

information,

hand to offer him help. He and hatred.

is to find nothing

but death,

annihilation My Braun,

empire had fallen who I had married

apart. On April 30, the day before,

1945, I.,and Eva suicide.

committed

Or so they believe.