7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Adolf Hitler

Many of us have gone through the web to read about World War II, also known as the Second World War which lasted for 6 years (1939 to 1945).

Many of us might have been interested in how it began and who spearheaded the war against the Allied powers. As it is widely known, the instigator was no other person than Adolf Hitler, the once German Dictator, and leader of the Nazi Party. Many of us are also interested in a figure who is almost exclusively responsible for the Holocaust – A genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by local collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews

Interestingly, there are quite a number of facts about Adolf Hitler which many of us probably didn’t know. Well, this article is based on revealing some of these facts about Adolf Hitler. I am pretty sure you would find it interesting and intriguing as you read.

Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Adolf Hitler.


Adolf Hitler originally was not supposed to have a surname called “Hitler”. This was due to the fact that his father was born out-of-wedlock and so decided to change his name from Alois J. Schicklgruber to Alois J. Hitler Sr., due to internal family issues. His name should have remained as “Adolf Schicklgruber” but for his father’s decision to change his name in 1877, he was able to bear the name which is still popular in German Nazi history “Adolf Hitler”.


He was born in Branau am inn along the then Austria – Hungary border. According to historians, Adolf Hitler originated from Austria. This was due to the fact that his father Alois J. Hitler was born in Modern day Austria precisely Waldviertel which is situated in North-West Lower Austria. He was given the name “Adolphus Hitler”. He was the fourth child in a family of 8 raised by his father and his mother being the third wife. Together with Adolf’s step brothers and sister including their family, they moved to Passau, Germany.


Adolf Hitler as unknown to most people was born in an “Inn”. He was born on the 20th of April 1889 in Branau am inn which was located in the then Austria – Hungary boundary.


He had so many achievements ranging from red cross awards to surviving world war 1 even as a supplier on the battlefield to having turn a very simple workers’ party at his own time which was known as NAZI into a large and successful one. The full meaning of NAZI then was “Nazional Sozialistich Deuche Arbeiter Partei” with the first four letters coined from “Nazional” abbreviated into giving the party its very popular name “NAZI’. Apart from that, Adolf Hitler gathered the whole of German soldiers and led them into a world war in which they abysmally defeated Russia and several surrounding countries including Belgium, the then Czechoslovakia and Austria. He also contributed to raising Germany out of economic depression by putting in place some certain economic policies which helped to modernize some of the industries back then in his time. The popular brand of vehicle known as Volkswagen was introduced by him, which is still in operation till date.


Adolf Hitler was an author who wrote the book “mein Kampf”, He was also a painter as well as a visual artist.


Among common diseases, Adolf Hitler had some not to mention a few such as Syphilis. This resulted into irregular heartbeats at the latter part of his life. He probably did have Parkinson’s disease which also resulted into syphilis as well. Hitler also suffered from borderline personality disorder and hallucinations. He also was diagnosed with monarchism which is a state of having one testicle in the scrotal sac.


The famous world war II was started by Adolf Hitler. This was actually responsible for the death of sixty to eighty-five million people. About 7.3 million Jews were also included, as well as the five million non-Jews killed then. He was known to be the worst dictator the world had ever seen. Regarded as a murderer, mentally unstable person and an intense warfare personality. He died by suicide as a result of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, along with his wife Eva Braun who later became Eva Hitler.

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