Adolf Hitler

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Which groups and organizations was Adolf Hitler a part of?

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Hitler was a member of many groups throughout his life, he also avoided or was barred from entering several organisations.

The Vienna Academy of Fine Arts rejected his membership in 1907 and 1908 due to he being 'unfit as a painter'. His secondary school results (or lack thereof) meant that he couldn't enter the Academy as an architect either.

Hitler left Vienna for Munich in 1913, partly to avoid conscription into the Austrian Army.

He volunteered to serve in the Bavarian Army in World War One. He served as a dispatch runner for the Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment 16.

After the War, he was appointed an intelligence officer in the Reichswehr and became a member of the German Workers' Party (DAP). The Party then changed its name to Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers Party, "Nazi Party").


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Adolf Hitler was involved in the growth and development of some parties and organizations that eventually evolved to be the most influential parties of his time. Hitler was a soldier in the Bavarian Army and served actively in World WarI. After the 1st World War, Hitler was appointed as an intelligence agent in the Reich Defense with the purpose of influencing other soldiers and infiltrating the German Workers’ Party. He was then invited to join the party by the founder who he personally admired. To make the German Workers’ Party popular the members re-branded it as the National Socialist German Workers Party together with a new banner, the swastika. The National Socialist German Workers Party was not very stable because of infighting and at one point Hitler left and returned after some conditions were met.

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