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Adolf Hitler
ADOLF HITLER (German: (_ listen ); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei_; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator , he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust . Hitler was born in Austria, then part of Austria-Hungary , and raised near Linz . He moved to Germany in 1913 and was decorated during his service in the German Army in World War I . He joined the German Workers\' Party (DAP), the precursor of the NSDAP, in 1919 and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power
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Führer
FüHRER (German pronunciation: , spelled FUEHRER when the umlaut is not available) is a German word meaning "leader " or "guide ". As a political title it is most associated with the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler
Hitler
, who was the only person to hold the position of Führer. The word _Führer_ in the sense of "guide" remains common in German, and it is used in numerous compound words . However, because of its strong association with Hitler, the isolated word may come with some stigma and negative connotations when used with the meaning of "leader", especially in political contexts. The word _Führer_ has cognates in the Scandinavian languages , spelled _fører_ in Danish and Norwegian and _förare_ in Swedish , which have the same meaning and use as the German word, but without necessarily having political connotations
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Rudolf Hess
RUDOLF WALTER RICHARD HESS (HEß in German; 26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland
Scotland
in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II
World War II
. He was taken prisoner and eventually was convicted of crimes against peace, serving a life sentence until his death by suicide. Hess enlisted in the 7th Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment as an infantryman at the outbreak of World War I
World War I
. He was wounded several times over the course of the war, and won the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
, 2nd class, in 1915. Shortly before the war ended, Hess enrolled to train as an aviator, but he saw no action in this role
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Paul Von Hindenburg
PAUL LUDWIG HANS ANTON VON BENECKENDORFF UND VON HINDENBURG ( listen (help ·info )), known generally as PAUL VON HINDENBURG (German: ( listen ); 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a German military officer, statesman, and politician who largely controlled German policy in the second half of World War I
World War I
and served as the elected President of Germany from 1925 until his death in 1934. He played the key role in the Nazi "Seizure of Power" in January 1933 by appointing Hitler
Hitler
chancellor of a "Government of National Concentration", even though the Nazis were a plurality in cabinet. Hindenburg retired from the army for the first time in 1911, but was recalled shortly after the outbreak of World War I
World War I
in 1914. He first came to national attention at the age of 66 as the victor of the decisive Battle of Tannenberg in August 1914
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President Of Germany (1919–45)
The REICHSPRäSIDENT was the German head of state under the Weimar constitution , which was officially in force from 1919 to 1945. In English he was usually simply referred to as the PRESIDENT OF GERMANY. The German title Reichspräsident literally means PRESIDENT OF THE REICH, the term Reich
Reich
referring to the federal nation state established in 1871. The Weimar constitution
Weimar constitution
created a semi-presidential system in which power was divided between the president, a cabinet and a parliament. The Reichspräsident was directly elected under universal adult suffrage for a seven-year term
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Karl Dönitz
KARL DöNITZ (sometimes spelt DOENITZ) (German: ( listen ); 16 September 1891 – 24 December 1980) was a German admiral who played a major role in the naval history of World War II
World War II
. Dönitz briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the head of state of Germany. He began his career in the Imperial German Navy before World War I
World War I
. In 1918, while he was in command of UB-68 , the submarine was sunk by British forces and Dönitz was taken prisoner. While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik ("pack tactic", commonly called "wolfpack"). At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the Kriegsmarine
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Hermann Göring
HERMANN WILHELM GöRING (or GOERING; German: ( listen ); 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). A veteran World War I fighter pilot ace , he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite , also known as the "Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1 , the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen . A member of the NSDAP from its earliest days, Göring was wounded in 1923 during the failed coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch . He became addicted to morphine after being treated with the drug for his injuries. After helping Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
take power in 1933, he became the second-most powerful man in Germany. He founded the Gestapo
Gestapo
in 1933, and later gave command of it to Heinrich Himmler
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Kurt Von Schleicher
SCHLEICHER is a German surname. PEOPLE * August Schleicher (1821–1868), German linguist * Gustav Schleicher (1823–1879), German-American engineer and US congressman * Kurt von Schleicher (1882–1934), German general and chancellor * Rüdiger Schleicher (1895–1945), German resistance fighter against the Nazi régime * Alexander Schleicher (1901–1968), German sailplane designer * Thomas Schleicher (1972–2001), Austrian judoka * Nikita Shleikher , Russian diverOTHERS * Alexander Schleicher GmbH font-style: italic;">This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title SCHLEICHER. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title= Schleicher additional terms may apply
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Joseph Goebbels
PAUL JOSEPH GOEBBELS (German: ( listen ); 29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda
Propaganda
of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
's close associates and most devoted followers, and was known for his skills in public speaking and his deep, virulent antisemitism , which was evident in his publicly voiced views. He advocated progressively harsher discrimination, including the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust . Goebbels, who aspired to be an author, obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1921. He joined the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
in 1924, and worked with Gregor Strasser
Gregor Strasser
in their northern branch
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Führer Of The National Socialist German Workers' Party
Hitler Youth * Deutsches Jungvolk * League of German Girls
League of German Girls
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Anton Drexler
ANTON DREXLER (13 June 1884 – 24 February 1942) was a German far-right political leader of the 1920s who was instrumental in the formation of the pan-German and anti-Semitic German Workers\' Party (_Deutsche Arbeiterpartei_ – DAP), the antecedent of the Nazi Party (_Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei_ – NSDAP). Drexler served as mentor to Adolf Hitler during his early days in politics. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in Munich
Munich
, Drexler was a machine-fitter before becoming a railway toolmaker and locksmith in Berlin
Berlin
. He joined the Fatherland Party during World War I . In March 1918 Drexler founded a branch of _Der Freie Arbeiterausschuss für einen guten Frieden_ (Free Workers' Committee for a Good Peace) league
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Martin Bormann
MARTIN BORMANN (17 June 1900 – 2 May 1945) was a prominent official in Nazi Germany as head of the Nazi Party Chancellery . He gained immense power within the Third Reich by using his position as Adolf Hitler 's private secretary to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. Bormann joined a paramilitary _ Freikorps _ organisation in 1922 while working as manager of a large estate. He served nearly a year in prison as an accomplice to his friend Rudolf Höss (later commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp ) in the murder of Walther Kadow . Bormann joined the Nazi Party in 1927 and the _ Schutzstaffel _ (SS) in 1937. He initially worked in the party's insurance service, and transferred in July 1933 to the office of Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess , where he served as chief of staff
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Party Minister Of The National Socialist German Workers' Party
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League of German Girls
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Braunau Am Inn
BRAUNAU AM INN (help ·info ) (German for Braunau on the Inn ) is a town in Upper Austria
Austria
. Located on the border with Germany
Germany
, it is the largest town in the Upper Austrian Innviertel region. Braunau is known for being the birthplace of Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 2.1 Adolf Hitler\'s birthplace * 3 Population * 4 Economy * 5 Sport * 6 Notable residents * 7 Climate * 8 References * 9 External links GEOGRAPHY Town centre The town is situated on the lower Inn River below its confluence with the Salzach
Salzach
, where it forms the border with the German state of Bavaria
Bavaria
. It is located halfway on the road between the state capital Linz and the Bavarian capital Munich
Munich
, about 60 km (37 mi) north of Salzburg
Salzburg

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