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Questions tagged [hitler]

All questions related to the rise, fall, and influence of Adolf Hitler, who was the leader of Nazi Germany, and one of the principal figures in WWII history and shaping the 20th Century.

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Did foreign countries respond to the Munich Putsch?

Did the Munich Putsch put Hitler in the spotlight on an international level? If so why didn't the league of nations act – or any other country for that matter? On the surface the Beer-Hall Putsch ...
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What pretext did Hitler use to justify Operation Barbarossa?

At the beginning of WW2, Nazi Germany orchestrated the infamous Gleiwitz Incident, which was used by Hitler to publicly declare, that since 5:45 we are returning fire. The invasion of Poland ...
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Did the Nazis doctor photos in order to make Hitler look as good as possible?

There are people online who swear these photos of Hitler with kids, dogs and the like are real and were covered up. https://donotlink.it/EXJq Now I already know that Imperial Japan used censorship ...
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Who were the “international statesmen” Hitler referenced in his last will as having started the war?

Having reread Hitler's last will, I was astonished by the complete lack of self-awareness or perhaps some very early onset of Alzheimer's, for example, when he writes that It is untrue that I or ...
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From 1936-45 what was the prescribed punishment in Nazi Germany for failing to join or participate in the Hitler Youth?

Hitler reviewing members of the Hitlerjugend Question I know all other youth programs were abolished in the early or mid 30's, and then membership in the Hitler Youth was mandatory for "aryans" by ...
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Does Hitler's “Mein Kampf” contain hints that he wanted to exterminate Jews on the scale that actually happened?

Imagine I live in 1933-1934 and read Hitler's "Mein Kampf". Is there anything in this book that would make me think the Nazis seriously intend to kill between 6 and 17 million Jews? I haven't read ...
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Did Nazi leaders consider to continue guerilla warfare after the collapse of Germany?

In July 1944, von Rundstedt was relieved of command in the Western front for expressing the opinion that the war was lost. This opinion must have been shared by the most of (the reasonable part of) ...
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Hitler claimed that the Jews sabotaged Germany. What did he think were the Jews' motivation for doing so? [closed]

I'm guessing he thought it was all about money? Another possible theory - he thought that the Jews thought that the Nordic race was a threat to them so they tried to bring it down. Edit - to be ...
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Is this Hitler's account of seemingly counterproductive British radio war propaganda true?

In digging into German foreign policy documents written during WWII, I found a letter from Hitler to Mussolini, dated 3rd of May of 1940 (amid the Norwegian Campaign), with the following account: ...
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Why did Hitler treat the Slavs inconsistently?

I think it's pretty common knowledge that Hitler viewed the Slavs as subhuman or 'untermenschen'; however; his attitude towards the Slavs as regards the conquests in Eastern Europe seem somewhat ...
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Adolf Hitler's DNA samples and the consequences [closed]

Are there any known DNA samples of Adolf Hitler? What could possibly happen if, given inevitable global population's DNA collection and serialization, somebody turns out to be his descendant?
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Who are the people walking with Hitler?

I was going through my late Uncles WWII photo album from his time in the US Army. To my surprise I came across one page dedicated to the Nazi army. No idea how he came about these pictures. It looks ...
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Why were areas in Schleswig with a German majority after the Treaty of Versailles not claimed by Hitler

As a part of the Treaty of Versailles, and following the results of the two Schleswig plebiscites held in 1920, the northern part of Schleswig (Zone 1) was returned to Denmark while the central part (...
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What color triangles did the different religious groups (those not Jews or JWs) wear in Nazi concentration camps?

I was recently reading through Anton Gill's 1989 book "The journey back from hell" regarding the experiences of concentration camp survivors. On p.31 of this book he mentions that There were ...
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Did Hitler spare Dundee from bombing because it “rejected” Churchill as MP?

A persistent rumour in Dundee, Scotland holds that Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe not to bomb the city because of the fact that Dundee had "rejected" Churchill in the 1922 election, when Churchill lost ...
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What year was Hitler's final known painting created?

I am having trouble finding dates associated with his paintings. Is it known if he continued painting while he was the Führer? If so when was the last known painting created?
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Why Was Hitler So Sure America Would Enter on Side of Allies?

I'm about 20 pages from the end of Kershaw's biography of Hitler. A book I'd recommend, but it is long. In discussing the events of 1940, Kershaw wrote that Hitler wanted to either quickly finish ...
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If Hitler did not create a Second Front, could the war in the East have developed very differently? [closed]

If Hitler had decided to not attack Britain, and focused solely on Russia, and only left a big enough portion of his resources there to prevent a Second front opening up, what magnitude of resources ...
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What Time of Day Was Hitler's Opening Speech of the 1936 Summer Olympics?

In the movie Contact, aliens from the Vega system contact humans by retransmitting Hitler's August 1st opening speech of the 1936 Summer Olympics, popularly held to be the first radio transmission to ...
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Was Hitler ever a member of the Reichstag?

Pretty much what the title says. Hitler apparently wasn't noted for any parliamentary activity; either he was never a member of the Reichstag (MR), or he was a quite non-notable MR. Ballots of the ...
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What was the planned line of succession for the Nazi Party in the event that Hitler died?

What was the planned line of succession for the Nazi Party in the event that Adolf Hitler died? I see that after Hitler's suicide in April 1945, Joseph Goebbels succeeded as Chancellor of Germany for ...
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Were Hitler's anti-Jewish sentiments known at all to those who voted him to power in 1933?

This is partially related to the issue that dislike of certain groups of individuals had long roots in Europe (such as exemplified by this article). Anyway, I was looking at this other question which ...
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Why did Paul von Hindenburg wrongly call Adolf Hitler “Bohemian corporal”?

Paul von Hindenburg didn't like Adolf Hitler because he was a low-ranked individual from the poor/low class. He called him mockingly "Bohemian corporal". However in reality Adolf Hitler was not ...
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Were Germans permitted to give the Hitler salute with the left arm?

I frequently come across pictures and videos where Nazi functionaries (such as SS and SA men) give the infamous Hitler salute (a.k.a the Fascist salute) with their right hand. Now this is hardly ...
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Was one of the main reasons Hitler attacked the Soviet Union due to oil?

Some people say the reason for Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union was due to the oil fields in the Caucasus. Which, according to many historians, was the fact he prioritized his armies south rather ...
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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

The following was quoted in Albert Speer's diary entry for 26 December 1950 recalling a conversation with Hitler in January 1943 (Albert Speer, Spandau: The Secret Diary (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, ...
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What level of public support did Adolf Hitler have in his final year of power?

In his final year in power, what level of support did Adolf Hitler still command and what drove that public perception? I ask as an insight into populism and at what point do populations reach a ...
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What was the opinion of Hitler regarding pornography? [closed]

What was the opinion of Hitler regarding pornography?
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Are currently sold versions of “Mein Kampf” censored?

Mein Kampf was illegal in a lot of countries for a very long time. Yet, while browsing GoodReads I realised reading it might be very interesting to get some insight in how the horrors of WW2 came to ...
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What are the historical first steps to imposing autocracy? Is there a pattern?

I keep hearing people say that "throughout history" the first thing every despot/tyrant/dictator does is silence the voices that oppose them, including discrediting any form of free press. Then today ...
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Was Hitler released from jail in 1924 on condition that he ran democratically?

In 1924, Adolf Hitler served only 264 days in prison after his failed coup d'état. Was his release politically ordered? I suppose that the motive could've been that it is better to have him lead the "...
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What, if anything, did Hitler think of the Canadian government's treatment of the Native Americans?

What, if anything, did Hitler think of the Canadian government's treatment of the Native Americans? Asking because the TVTropes "Final Solution" page said (now removed): While the Holocaust may be ...
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Pre-war comments on Hitler: Just figures of speech, he doesn't really mean it, just a way to whip up supporters?

I've got to this interview with a historian about the pre-war mood between the American reporters and one with that especially impressed me was the quote that some sources used as a this year's US ...
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Did Hitler brag about or downplay his war experiences in WW I in appealing to 1932 voters?

I am currently reading Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. IMHO it is unfortunately much weaker than its impressive predecessor (as can of course happen with "second" books). ...
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Are there any other known relatives of Hitler living today? [closed]

If there are relatives of Hitler living, which countries do they live in and are there any books and or biographies by them?
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What salary did Hitler draw as Führer? [closed]

Out of curiosity, what salary did Hitler draw as leader of the Nazi Party and Chancellor of Germany?
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Which of Hitler's peers had no more education than him?

By "peers," I mean contemporary heads of state. By "no more education than him," I mean "no more than secondary education." (He dropped out of secondary school at a young age, but later finished). Two ...
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Is it true that Hitler led to the invention of the Atomic Bomb by the Americans?

I am reading The Nuclear Express by Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman and on page 8, it describes the forced immigration of Jewish scientists involved in "Jewish Physics" to the United States and ...
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Could Hitler have won WW2 after losing the beaches of Normandy [closed]

I'm quite interested in WW2, and was thinking about the beaches of Normandy and what wondering about the following Could Hitler have won WW2 after losing the beaches of Normandy and what were the key ...
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Was the Nazi ideology invented by Hitler? [closed]

Was National Socialism, the ideology of the Third Reich, invented by Hitler or did it exist before, possibly under a different name?
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Was there a reason Hitler saluted differently to everyone else?

When people think of the nazi salute, the hand is generally out in front, around 45° palm down. Sometimes it would be lower, which I think reinforces that it's a "palm open and down" gesture: ...
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What was going to be Hitler's next plan after taking Russia? [closed]

During WW2 Hitler was defeated in Russia, because of the cold weather there. What country did he plan to attack after Russia, if his attack on Russia had succeeded?
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Why was Hitler friendly toward Arabs given that they are Semitic too?

Anti Semites hate Jews. However, I found it strange that they call their hatred anti semitism. Didn't they know that arabs are semites too? Hitler seem to think that some race were destroying ...
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Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people? [closed]

I've heard friends of mine say that Stalin's reign produced more death than the Third Reich. I have not been able to verify this anywhere. Wikipedia does not offer a figure as to how many deaths ...
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Did Hitler and Hirohito consider themselves as close allies? [closed]

I have heard that Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, and Mussolini, prime minister of Italy, met personally to discuss strategy and seemed to be pretty close allies. I have not heard much about Hitler ...
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Hitler And Nazism - Did Hitler ever express remorse over killing? [closed]

I know at least some journals of prominent party members have been uncovered, so I was wondering if any kind of consensus can be reached on the emotional state/the real reasons behind Hitler's actions?...
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Did Hitler really keep the blueprints of the current Nebraska state Capitol building in the drawer of his desk?

I recently stumbled upon an article in the now-defunct lit mag Black Table in which the author establishes the un-cited claim that Hitler had designs on making Lincoln, Nebraska the new headquarters ...
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How well did Lenin and Hitler knew each other? Were they some sort of friends? [closed]

I read a couple of short articles about Lenin and Hitler met each other, and there is a picture, a drawing from Emma Lowenstramm - which's by the historians' opinion is most probably authentic - where ...
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Where and when did Nietzsche's sister meet Hitler?

It is well-known that Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, was a nationalist and anti-semite who took control of her brother’s papers on his death and propagated a distorted version of ...
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Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?

Two History professors in my school say that Hitler had to execute the leaders of the SA principally because the generals of the German army asked him to do it: The generals were Teutonic nobility; ...