"To what extent was it the personality of Adolf Hitler that led to the Nazis coming to power in Germany during 1933? Discuss in relation to what you have studied this semester.
The extent of Hitler's Personality was crucial in his rise as an orator, and his Nazi Party in 1933 Germany. There is a range of factors and claims that led to the rise of his party. But, no factor as important as the personality of Hitler himself and how his ways of thinking, were branded into the German peoples minds.
The extent of Hitler's personality is best shown in his past where his family was concerned, a major opinion in why Hitler did what he did was that his father was Jewish, his hatred of his father is recalled by Hitler after his father Alois's death: "I never loved my father. I therefore feared him all the more. He had a terrible temper and often whipped me. This was shown that Hitler did have an abusive childhood, and hated him immensely. Compared to his father (who he hated) Hitler is said by Frank McDonough to have genuinely loved his mother: "Adolf Hitler seems to have genuinely loved his mother, who watched over him as a child, pampering him and letting him do what he liked. He always carried a picture of her in his wallet. Hitler's personality changed many times during his childhood from being a happy good-grade boy to a moody, withdrawn child. Examples of this personality can sometimes I feel be seen when Hitler was on his way to power later on.
Hitler's personality took a sharp and narrow turn with the signing of the Armistice and more so the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the signing away of his pride for the Weimer Government. When Hitler heard of the news of Germany surrender, he was in a hospital after and attack of mustard gas, he recalls: "Everything went black again before my eyes; I tottered and groped my way back to the ward, threw myself on my bunk, and dug my burning head into my blanket and pill