We all know that Hitler was a terrible person, but did you know that he actually applied to art school? Here’s a look at what art school he applied to and how he was rejected.
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The early years: Hitler’s childhood and youth
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889. His father Alois, an illegitimate child, was a fifty-two-year-old Austro-Hungarian civil servant when Hitler was born. Hitler’s mother, Klara, was Alois’s third wife. She was a devoted and loving mother and housewife who doted on her children; Adolf seems to have adored her in return. Hitler had an older sister, Paula, and two younger brothers: Edmund, who died in infancy in 1900, and Otto, who also died young.
As a child Hitler was pampered by his mother and Sternzeiger (paternal grandmother) and indulged by his father. He became used to having his own way both at home and at school. At the age of six he started attending the local infants’ school in Fischlham; he moved on to the primary school at Leonding three years later. In September 1900 he began attending secondary school in Linz; he stayed there until mid-1905. Following his father’s sudden death from a lung hemorrhage in January 1903—an event that deeply affected him—he became withdrawn and introverted. Concentrating mainly on reading adventure novels (especially those by Karl May), playing war games with his friends (many of which were later re-enacted with real soldiers), and watching military parades held regularly in Linz Square (an activity that instilled in him a deep love of uniforms), he became increasingly obsessed with all things military. His interest did not go unnoticed by his teachers; one commented that “his eye seldom strayed from the window where the imperial troops were drilling.”
The failed artist: Hitler’s years as an aspiring artist
In 1907, Hitler moved to Vienna to study art. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts twice, but was rejected both times. He then decided to study architecture, but was again rejected. This series of failures had a profound effect on Hitler, and he began to develop his ideas of racial superiority and antisemitism.
The years that Hitler spent in Vienna were formative ones, and laid the foundation for his future career as a dictator.
The rise of the Nazi party: How Hitler’s political career began
In the early 1920’s, following Germany’s defeat in World War I and the resulting economic instability, a number of right-wing groups gained popularity. Among them was the German Workers’ Party (DAP), which was founded in 1919 by Anton Drexler. Hitler joined the DAP in September 1919 and soon became one of its leaders.
UnderHitler’s direction, the DAP transformed into the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NASDAP), also known as the Nazi Party. In February 1920, Hitler outlined his political platform in a document entitled “My Political principles for a German Renaissance.” This 25-point plan called for, among other things, racial purity, expansion of German territory, and strict obedience to authority.
In the summer of 1921, Hitler assumed control of the Nazi Party after expelling its co-founder and main rival, Gottfried Feder. Over the next several years, he built up the party’s membership and its paramilitary wing, the Sturmabteilung (SA). In 1923, Hitler unsuccessfully attempted to seize power in Germany through a coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. After his arrest and imprisonment, he wrote Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”), a book that laid out his political ideology and discussed his plans for German expansion.
Released from prison in 1924, Hitler continued to gain support for his party. The Nazis won 18 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections held that year, making them the second-largest political party in Germany. In January 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany after a series of backroom deals gave him this position of power despite his lack of a majority in parliament. Once in power, Hitler moved quickly to consolidate Nazi control over Germany. He declared martial law; outlawed all other political parties; curtailed civil liberties; and established totalitarianism
The Nazi regime: How the Nazis came to power
The Nazi party was a political party in Germany that rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s, led by Adolf Hitler. The party’s Platform of 1928 called for “racial purity” and condemned Jews, Romani people, homosexuals, and others as “life unworthy of life” or “unfit for human society”. During the 1930s, the Nazis began implementing their Goals, which included the extermination of all Jews and other groups they considered to be “unfit for human society”.
In 1933, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and his Nazi government soon began to implement their Goals. Over the next few years, they systematically persecuted and murdered millions of Jews, Romani people, homosexuals, and others they considered “unfit for human society”.
The Second World War: Hitler’s role in the war
Adolf Hitler’s role in the outbreak of the Second World War is a highly controversial topic. Some historians believe that Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy actions, such as his invasion of the Rhineland, his annexation of Austria, and his demands for the Sudetenland, were major causes of the war. Others argue that while these actions may have increased tensions between Germany and other European countries, they did not necessarily cause the war.
The fact that Hitler was in power when the war began is also a controversial issue. Many historians argue that Hitler’s policies were a major factor in causing the war, while others argue that other factors, such as economic hardships and domestic political instability, were more important.
Whatever the cause of the war, there is no doubt that Hitler played a significant role in its outbreak.
The Holocaust: Hitler’s role in the genocide
The Holocaust is one of the most studied and researched genocides in history. Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Nazi Germany, played a key role in the extermination of six million Jews during World War II. In this article, we will explore Hitler’s role in the Holocaust and how his actions led to the deaths of so many innocent people.
The fall of the Nazi regime: The end of the Third Reich
In 1945, the Third Reich came to an end with the capitulation of Nazi Germany. The following years saw the trial and execution of many of the leading Nazis, as well as the beginning of the process of rebuilding Germany.
Hitler’s legacy: The impact of Hitler’s life and work
While the majority of people know Adolf Hitler was a notorious dictator who led the Nazi party, not everyone is familiar with his background in art. Hitler actually applied to the prestigious Austrian Academy of Fine Arts twice, but was rejected both times. Some believe this rejection contributed to his feelings of resentment and anger, which may have played a role in his later actions as chancellor of Germany.
Whether or not you believe Hitler’s artistic aspirations were a factor in his decision-making as a politician, there’s no denying that his legacy has been shaped by both his life and work. Hitler is remembered as one of the most destructive and deadliest leaders in history, responsible forordering the genocide of millions of Jews, Romani people, homosexuals, and others during the Holocaust. His actions led to World War II, which resulted in the death of over 60 million people.
While Hitler is primarily remembered for his role in history, some have argued that he was also a skilled artist. A number of paintings attributed to Hitler have sold at auction for thousands of dollars, and some experts believe they show real talent. However, others argue that these paintings are not actually by Hitler, or that they don’t deserve to be valued so highly simply because they were created by a dictator.
Whatever your opinion on Adolf Hitler as an artist, there’s no denying that he left a lasting impact on the world. His legacy will continue to be debated and studied for years to come.
The art of the Third Reich: Nazi art and architecture
The art of the Third Reich was characterized by its propagandistic nature and its focus on the glorification of the Nazi party and its ideals. Nazi art and architecture were heavily influenced by classicism and romanticism, and the Third Reich made extensive use of public art to communicate its propaganda message. Nazi artists working in a range of media created a corpus of work that both reflected and furthered the goals of the regime.
Hitler in popular culture: How Hitler is represented in popular culture
Hitler is one of the most notorious and reviled figures in history, and as such, he has been the subject of numerous works of art and popular culture. Hitler has been portrayed in film, television, literature, music, video games, and other media.
Some notable examples of how Hitler is represented in popular culture include:
-The 1963 film TheICKS OF THE WORLD (more commonly known as The IICKS WAR), which features a scene in which Hitler (played by actor Charles Laughton) is shown painting a self-portrait.
-The 1965 comedy film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb includes a scene in which Hitler (played by actor Peter Sellers) is shown eating a baby.
-In the 1971 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, the main character (an extraterrestrial named Newton) takes on the guise of Adolf Hitler while living on Earth.
-In the 1987 anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, the main antagonist is an entity known as ” Seele “, which is German for ” soul “. This was likely a deliberate reference to Hitler, as Seele is also the name of the Nazi party’s secret intelligence agency.
-The popular 1996 first-person shooter game Duke Nukem 3D includes a level set inside “Himmler’s Castle”, which features numerous references to Nazi iconography.
-The 2004 comedy film Meet the Fockers includes a scene in which Ben Stiller’s character dresses up as Adolf Hitler while attending his future in-laws’ costume party.