Today is the 86th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Here is my original post on the subject.
Adolf Jacob Hitler was one of the most infamous – and evil – men in history. The leader of the Nazi Party, he took power as Chancellor (Prime Minister) of Germany in 1933, and as head of state or “Führer” the next year. He ruled until 1945, when his mistress-turned-wife and himself apparently committed suicide. He ruled Germany with an iron fist, and notoriously carried out the Holocaust, the mass, inhumane slaughter of the Jewish people. His concentration camps killed some 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews. He started World War II through his invasion of Poland. Most of the nations of the world – led by the United Kingdom, France and the United States – rose up and went to war with him. The war he started killed some additional 50-85 million innocent people. He has rightly become the universal analogy for pure evil.
But what was…
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