Adolf Hitler: Timeline

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  • 1900s

    • February 2, 1900: His younger brother Edmund died of measles on 2 February 1900, causing permanent changes in Hitler. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1900: Despite his son's pleas to go to classical high school and become an artist, his father sent him to the technical high school in Linz in September 1900. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • January 3, 1903: After Alois' sudden death on 3 January 1903, Hitler's behavior at the technical school became even more disruptive, and he was asked to leave. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • 1904: He enrolled at the Realschule in Steyr in 1904, but upon completing his second year, he and his friends went out for a night of celebration and drinking, and an intoxicated Hitler tore his school certificate into four pieces and used it as toilet paper. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • December 21, 1907: Hitler's mother died of breast cancer at age 47. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
  • 1910s

    • October 15, 1918: Hitler was admitted to a field hospital, temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1918: He was shocked by Germany's capitulation in November 1918 even while the German army still held enemy territory. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • September 12, 1919: Hitler joined DAP on 12 September 1919[38] and became the party's 55th member. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • September 12, 1919: When Adolf Hitler first encountered the DAP on 12 September 1919, Sebottendorff had already left the Thule Society (in June 1919). - Religious aspects of Nazism, Wikipedia.
  • 1920s

    • July 11, 1921: Hitler rushed back to Munich and countered them by tendering his resignation from the party on 11 July 1921. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • 1923: Following his imprisonment after a failed coup in Bavaria in 1923, he gained support by promoting German nationalism, anti-semitism, anti-capitalism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and propaganda. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • November 8, 1923: Hitler and the SA stormed a public meeting headed by Kahr in the Bürgerbräukeller, a large beer hall in Munich. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • 1924: Since Hitler was banned from public speeches, he appointed Gregor Strasser, who in 1924 had been elected to the Reichstag, as Reichsorganisationsleiter, authorizing him to organize the party in northern Germany. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • December 20, 1924: He was pardoned and released from jail on 20 December 1924, by order of the Bavarian Supreme Court on 19 December, which issued its final rejection of the state prosecutor's objections to Hitler's early release. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • February 16, 1925: Even though the ban on the NSDAP was removed effective 16 February 1925,[54] Hitler incurred a new ban on public speaking as a result of an inflammatory speech. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
    • 1925: "For quotes from Mein Kampf, see My Struggle" - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
  • 1930s


    • 1930

      • 1930: The political turning point for Hitler came when the Great Depression hit Germany in 1930. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • 1930: "Let us pray in this hour that nothing can divide us, and that God will help us against the Devil! Almighty Lord, bless our fight!" - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • September 25, 1930: Hitler's testimony of 25 September 1930 won him many admirers within the ranks of the officer corps. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • September 1, 1930: Meyer joined the NSDAP on 1 September 1930, three years before Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. - Kurt Meyer (Panzermeyer), Wikipedia.
      • September 1, 1930: Meyer joined the NSDAP on 1 September 1930, three years before Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. - Kurt Meyer (soldier), Wikipedia.
      • October, 1930: In September–October 1930, Hitler appeared as a major defence witness at the trial in Leipzig of two junior Reichswehr officers charged with membership of the Nazi Party, which at that time was forbidden to Reichswehr personnel. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.

    • 1931

      • September, 1931: Hitler's niece Geli Raubal was found dead in her bedroom in his Munich apartment (his half-sister Angela and her daughter Geli had been with him in Munich since 1929), an apparent suicide. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.

    • 1932

      • January 27, 1932: His 27 January 1932 speech to the Industry Club in Düsseldorf won him, for the first time, support from a broad swath of Germany's most powerful industrialists. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • February 25, 1932: In February, however, the state government of Brunswick, in which the Nazi Party participated, appointed Hitler to a minor administrative post and therby made him a citizen of Brunswick on 25 February 1932. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • 1932: Hitler intended to run against the aging President Paul von Hindenburg in the scheduled presidential elections. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • 1932: Hitler had long admired Germany, and during the war he had become a passionate German patriot, although he did not become a German citizen until 1932. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.

    • 1933

      • January 30, 1933: After the Nazis came to power on 30 January 1933, when Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg, persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses intensified. - Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: After the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933 and the subsequent seizure of power by his party, the National Socialist German Workers Party, Jewish life in Laupheim began to change for the worse. - History of the Jews in Laupheim, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as chancellor on January 30, 1933 by president Hindenburg, the SPD received 18.25% of the votes during the last (at least partially) free elections on March 5, gaining 120 seats. - History of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor on 30 January 1933 and sought to gain international respectability and to remove internal opposition by representatives of the Church and the Catholic Centre Party. - Pope Pius XII, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: On the morning of 30 January 1933, in Hindenburg's office, Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor during what some observers later described as a brief and simple ceremony. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933, the concept of Deutsche Physik took on more favor as well as fervor; deutsche Physik, was anti-Semitic and anti-theoretical physics, especially modern physics, including quantum mechanics and both atomic and nuclear physics. - Rudolf Fleischmann, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933, the concept of Deutsche Physik took on more favor as well as fervor; deutsche Physik, was anti-Semitic and anti-theoretical physics, especially modern physics, including quantum mechanics and both atomic and nuclear physics. - Wolfgang Gentner, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933, the concept of deutsche Physik took on more favor and fervor. - Herbert Arthur Stuart, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933, the concept of Deutsche Physik took on more favor as well as fervor; deutsche Physik, was anti-Semitic and anti-theoretical physics, especially modern physics, including quantum mechanics and both atomic and nuclear physics. - Walther Bothe, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933 and asked for a concordat, Pius XI accepted. - Pope Pius XI and Germany, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933 and asked for a concordat, Pius XI accepted. - Pope Pius XI, Wikipedia.
      • January 30, 1933: Adolf Hitler took power on 30 January 1933. - J. Hans D. Jensen, Wikipedia.
      • February 1, 1933: "The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • February 1, 1933: "We are determined, as leaders of the nation, to fulfill as a national government the task which has been given to us, swearing fidelity only to God, our conscience, and our Volk... This the national government will regard its first and foremost duty to restore the unity of spirit and purpose of our Volk. It will preserve and defend the foundations upon which the power of our nation rests. It will take Christianity, as the basis of our collective morality, and the family as the nucleus of our Volk and state, under its firm protection... May God Almighty take our work into his grace, give true form to our will, bless our insight, and endow us with the trust of our Volk." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • February 20, 1933: Fritz Springorum represented Hoesch AG at the Secret Meeting of 20 February 1933 at which prominent industrialists met with Adolf Hitler to finance the Nazi Party. - Hoesch AG, Wikipedia.
      • 1933: He was the dictator of Germany from 1933 to 1945, serving as chancellor from 1933 to 1945 and as head of state (Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • 1933: He was appointed chancellor in 1933, and quickly transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • September 23, 1933: Construction for the first section (between Frankfurt and Darmstadt was started on 23 September 1933 by Adolf Hitler personally. - Bundesautobahn 5, Wikipedia.
      • October 24, 1933: "We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • November 8, 1933: "I believe that Providence would never have allowed us to see the victory of the Movement if it had the intention after all to destroy us at the end." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.

    • 1934

      • January 30, 1934: "Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • September 5, 1934: "So far as the Evangelical Confessions are concerned we are determined to put an end to existing divisions, which are concerned only with the forms of organization, and to create a single Evangelical Church for the whole Reich... And we know that were the great German reformer [Martin Luther] with us to-day he would rejoice to be freed from the necessity of his own time and, like Ulrich von Hutten, his last prayer would be not for the Churches of the separate States: it would be of Germany that he would think and of the Evangelical Church of Germany." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.

    • 1935

      • August 11, 1935: "What we are we have become not against, but with, the will of Providence. And so long as we are true and honourable and of good courage in fight, so long as we believe in our great work and do not capitulate, we shall continue to enjoy in the future the blessing of Providence." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • September 15, 1935: On 15 September 1935 Hitler declared the Nazi Flag to be the exclusive national flag of Germany in response to this incident, removing the status of the original flag of the Weimar Republic as co-national flag. - SS Bremen (1929), Wikipedia.

    • 1936

      • September 12, 1936: "I say that they can be solved; there is no problem that cannot be, but faith is necessary. Think of the faith I had to have eighteen years ago, a single man on a lonely path. Yet I have come to leadership of the German people... Life is hard for many, but it is hardest if you are unhappy and have no faith. Have faith. Nothing can make me change my own belief." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • September 11, 1936: Adolf Hitler officially opened the airfield after a review of the troops on 11 September 1936. - Giebelstadt Army Airfield, Wikipedia.

    • 1937

      • June 2, 1937: "We National Socialists, too, have deep in our hearts our own faith. We cannot do otherwise. No man can mould the history of peoples or of the world unless he has upon his will and his capacities the blessing of Providence." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • September 27, 1937: Adolf Hitler received Benito Mussolini at Heerstraße station and carried him in a triumphal procession to the Reich Chancellery. - Berlin Heerstrasse station, Wikipedia.
      • October 3, 1937: "If we pursue this way, if we are decent, industrious, and honest, if we so loyally and truly fulfill our duty, then it is my conviction that in the future as in the past the Lord God will always help us. In the long run He never leaves decent folk in the lurch. Often He may test them, He may send trials upon them, but in the long run He always lets His sun shine upon them once more and at the end He gives them His blessing." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • October 15, 1937: "Remain strong in your faith, as you were in former years. In this faith, in its close-knit unity our people to-day goes straight forward on its way and no power on earth will avail to stop it." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.

    • 1938


    • 1939

      • January 1, 1939: "The National Socialist Movement has wrought this miracle. If Almighty God granted success to this work, then the Party was His instrument." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • March 15, 1939: It was established on March 15, 1939 by proclamation of Adolf Hitler from Prague Castle following the declaration of establishment of the independent Slovak Republic on March 14, 1939. - Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Wikipedia.
      • 1939: This included the rearmament of Germany, which culminated in 1939 when the Wehrmacht invaded Poland. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.
      • September 1, 1939: With the outbreak of World War II on 1 September 1939, Adolf Hitler in his role as commander in chief of the German armed forces (Oberbefehlshaber der Wehrmacht) decreed the renewal of the Iron Cross of 1939. - Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, Wikipedia.
      • September 3, 1939: When Adolf Hitler continued his aggression, Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, and Chamberlain led Britain through the first eight months of World War II. - Neville Chamberlain, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1939: On the 1st of September 1939 Hitler’s Germany attacked Poland followed by a declaration of war by Britain and France against Germany on the 3rd of September, the official start of World War II. - History of the Republic of the Congo, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1939: "Chamberlain negotiated an agreement with Adolf Hitler which Hitler never intended to honour; he declared war in September 1939 owing to a mutual defence pact with Poland, which Hitler's Germany had invaded." - Neville Chamberlain, Wikiquote.
      • October 6, 1939: "As Fuehrer of the German people and Chancellor of the Reich, I can thank God at this moment that he has so wonderfully blessed us in our hard struggle for what is our right, and beg Him that we and all other nations may find the right way, so that not only the German people but all Europe may once more be granted the blessing of peace." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
      • November 23, 1939: "[I] never lost my belief, in the midst of setbacks which were not spared me during my period of struggle. Providence has had the last word and brought me success." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
  • 1940s

    • December 10, 1940: "It would be easier for the Devil to go to church and cross himself with holy water than for these people to comprehend the ideas which are accepted facts to us today." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • September 6, 1941: Vessenmayers plan was shown to Führer Adolf Hitler with a recommendation from Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop on 6 September 1941. - Operation Sea Eagle, Wikipedia.
    • December 12, 1941: The Reich Chancellery meeting of 12 December 1941 was a meeting between Adolf Hitler and the highest ranking officials of the Nazi party. - Reich Chancellery meeting of 12 December 1941, Wikipedia.
    • December 12, 1941: Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery - December 12, Wikipedia.
    • September 22, 1942: Hitler asked on 22 September 1942 to replace them with other people sent in for forced labour. - Fabrikaktion, Wikipedia.
    • September 30, 1942: Adolf Hitler had declared in a public speech (in the Berlin Sportpalast) on 30 September 1942 that the German army would never leave the city. - Battle of Stalingrad, Wikipedia.
    • October 18, 1942: The Commando Order was a secret order issued by Adolf Hitler on October 18, 1942 stating that all Allied commandos encountered by German forces in Europe and Africa should be killed immediately, even if in uniform or if they attempted to surrender (prompted by the success of the British Commandos). - Commando Order, Wikipedia.
    • November 21, 1942: After Adolf Hitler briefly took personal control of Army Group A, he appointed von Kleist to command it on November 21, 1942. - 1st Panzer Army (Germany), Wikipedia.
    • December 16, 1944: The operation opened on 16 December 1944, Kampfgruppe Peiper from the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler led the assault, breaking through the Allied lines. - 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, Wikipedia.
    • 1945: "Then again the ridiculous pretensions of the Duce to be regarded as The Sword of Islam evokes the same sneering chuckle now as it did before the war." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "But the presence of the Italians at our side paralysed us; it created a feeling of malaise among our Islamic friends, who inevitably saw in us accomplices, willing or unwilling, of their oppressors." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "It is a characteristic of the Moslem world, from the shores of the Atlantic to those of the Pacific, that what affects one, for good or for evil, affects all." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "Had we been on our own, we could have emancipated the Moslem countries dominated by France; and that would have had enormous repercussions in the Near East, dominated by Britain, and in Egypt." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "For the Italians in these parts of the world are more bitterly hated, of course, than either the British or the French." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "In actual fact our diplomats instead set about the task of consolidating French power, not only in Syria, but in Tunis, in Algeria and Morocco as well." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "Indeed, I believe the more steadfast the Chinese and the Japanese remain in their pride of race, the easier I shall find it to get on with them." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "There was nothing to stop us in 1940 from making a gesture of this sort in the Near East and in North Africa." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "It is the spiritually homogeneous group, to membership of which all Jews throughout the world deliberately adhere, regardless of their whereabouts and of their country of domicile; and it to this group of human beings to which we give the title Jewish race." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "At the same time they would have had to renounce their pretensions in North Africa and the Near East; and that would have allowed Europe to pursue a bold policy of friendship towards Islam." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "France and Italy, each defeated in turn at an interval of a few months by the two Germanic Powers, would have been well out of it." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "The reason for this is that for these last three centuries the country has been torn by internal dissension and religious wars and has been subjected to a variety of foreign influences, to the influence, for example, of Christianity—for Christianity is not a natural religion for the Germans, but a religion that has been imported and which strikes no responsive chord in their hearts and is foreign to the inherent genius of the race." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "Moreover, since what these people possessed on their own was superior to anything we could give them, they have remained themselves..." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "In the nature of things, this territory was becoming an Italian preserve and it was as such that the Duce laid claim to it." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "In German" - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "I ought to have seized the initiative in 1938 instead of allowing myself to be forced into war in 1939; for war was, in any case, unavoidable." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "This title, which is fitting for Mahomed and a great conqueror like Omar, Mussolini caused to be conferred on himself by a few wretched brutes whom he had either bribed or terrorized into doing so." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
    • 1945: "Its desire to remain racially pure is a proof of the vitality and good health of a race." - Adolf Hitler, Wikiquote.
  • 1990s

  • 2010s

    • December 31, 2015: The copyright of Mein Kampf in Europe is claimed by the Free State of Bavaria and scheduled to end on 31 December 2015. - Adolf Hitler, Wikipedia.






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