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Adolf Hitler Essay!!!!!! what would you write in an essay for Adolf Hitler, what are the main points to write or mention and please describe the points a little. Thank you

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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This could take up a book. I think that you might need to go back to your initial task description or your instructor and make sure that there are not points that have to be included in an essay of this magnitude.  There is so much that can be included that it is important to make sure you incorporate these items.  If this is done, I would say that there should be some mention as to how Hitler was able to gain power in terms of being able to rally public support around demonizing specific individuals.  Hitler was horrifically effective in utilizing the politics of blame, and this should be noted.  At the same time, I would make mention of the weakened nature of the Weimar Government as well as the public apathy that seemed to surround Germany of the 1930s, which gave Hitler the path he needed to ascend into power.  Finally, I would say that being able to discuss the various ways in which Hitler was able to consolidate power and continue his ascendancy, even after gaining power, would be something that could be quite relevant.  Remember that the primary issue surrounding Hitler, with history as a guide, is to examine how he was able to do what he did and where the lessons are for us in understanding how to avoid these traps again.  In this light, these particular topics are relevant to these aims.

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A couple more possible topics:

  1. As a history teacher, one thing that interests me is the debate over whether people make a difference in history.  Some people say that individuals don't really make history and the fate of individuals is not important.  I think it would be interesting to look at whether Hitler was special in some way or if the circumstances of Germany during his time would have inevitably led to someone playing the role he did.  You would need to look at what things were like in Germany at that time and then...

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Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) is perhaps the most hated person in history. He is most well known for his role in World War I, and for the atrocities he committed on the Jews killing about 6 million Jewish men, women and children. In addition his forces killed 5 million people considered by him to be racially inferior, having genetic defects or politically dangerous.

He was a brutal person with no regard for life. He displayed no sense of principles or morality, using every possible means to put down his political opponents brutally to achieve his purpose.

Hitler Ruled Germany as a dictator for 1933 to 1945. During this period he first built up very effectively military capability of Germany,  provoked World War II, and led Germany to spectacular victories, conquering most of Europe, before being forced into a crushing defeat.

Hitler began his political career in 1919, immediately after end of World War I, and then quickly rose to power through Nazi party. His rise to power was primarily based on his opposition to the unequal treaty forced on Germany after World War I, on creating a feeling among the German People that they were superior to all other people of the world. and that under the leadership of Hitler they will be able to realize their dreams of proving their superiority to the world. Perhaps the hatred of Jews spread by Hitler was a part of creating this false notion among non-Jew Germans about the superiority and gaining popularity. Many of these ideas were contained in the the book Mein Kampf, a book he wrote while he was put in prison in 1923.

When faced with the prospect of imminent capture by allied army in 1945, Hitler committed suicide by simultaneously chewing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the temple.

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If I were to write an essay on Adolph Hitler I would first establish an outline.  I would include the following.

I. Hitler the Man

-Early childhood        -middle years   -adult years

II. Articles and Books

-Mien Compf

III. Rise to Power

-Propaganda against Jews

-Ideology of the "pure race"

IV. Accomplishments

-Highway system

-vacations for Germans

-day care centers

V.  Military Maneuvers

-War with allies

-Encampment and execution of Jews

VI. Death


One can not just focus on the horrific things that Hitler did but when writing an essay look at the man as a whole.  Who was he?  Where did he come from?  What influenced his views?  What abilities did he have that enabled him to become such a big power in Germany?


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