Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April in the small Austrian town of Braunau am Inn, in Upper Austria on the Austrian-German border.
His father, Alois, was a customs official while his mother, Klara, came from a poor peasant family. Life was financially comfortable for the Hitler family but Alois was a domineering character and young Adolf frequently found himself on the wrong side of his father's short temper. At primary school Hitler was a clever, popular child. At secondary school he withdrew psychologically, preferring to re-enact battles from the Boer War than study. He left school with no qualifications at 16.
He applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts but was promptly rejected in October 1907. Shortly after, Hitler's beloved mother died. He moved to Vienna and scratched out a precarious bohemian existence sleeping in hostels and painting postcards. Here he began to develop many of the views which would later characterise his ideology and desire to unite Germany and Austria. The anti-Semitic politics of Vienna's mayor, Karl Lueger, were particularly influential.
The world plunged into a war unlike any seen before. Hitler enlisted. In the army he finally found purpose; a cause with which he could wholly identify. Serving in both France and Belgium, he was twice decorated for bravery. In 1916, Hitler was wounded at the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the war. Convalescing in Germany, he affected a distinctive toothbrush moustache.
Hitler led the Nazis to become the largest party in Germany with over 37% of the popular vote in the elections of July 1932.
German President von Hindenburg's concern at growing Communist support persuaded him to give Hitler the post of Chancellor in January. Hitler quickly consolidated his position. By March he had dictatorial powers courtesy of the Enabling Act, which allowed him to pass laws without Reichstag approval. Political parties, organisations and unions unassociated with the Nazis were soon disbanded. But Hitler still needed the support of the army.
Together with the Nazi Party, he wanted Germany to rule Europe. To gain more land and power, on 1 September 1939 German troops invaded Poland. After Hitler refused to stop the invasion, Britain and France declared war on Germany – World War II had begun.By the summer of 1941 they had invaded France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Yugoslavia* and the USSR*.
We all know who Hitler was and that our history books say that he died in 1945 in a suicide pact with his newlywed, Eva Braun.
New information gives a different theory stating that Hitler did not die, but escaped to live under the radar in South America.
Is it possible that we were lied to all this time, and that the history you have been taught in school is a complete fabrication?
Official records hold that the brutal dictator, shamed in defeat in April 1945, shot himself in the head in a bunker in Berlin while his wife took a lethal cyanide pill. Their bodies were then quickly burned and buried in a shallow grave.
But what if this was another distraction while the Führer was actually whisked away in a shadowy plot to ensure he would not fall into the clutches of advancing soviets?
I know, I know this all might seem a bit tin-foily, but just stick with me for a minute.
A CIA operative with 21 years of experience, Bob Baer, and “one of America’s most elite intelligence officers,” described something similar on a documentary series for the History Channel called Hunting Hitler, which aired in 2015.