Adolf Hitler was the Nazi dictator who ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. He initialled World War II and was the central figure responsible for the Holocaust.
Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was Born in Linz, Austria. He led the Nazi Party, NSDAP, and came to power as Chancellor in1933. Under Hitler's leadership and his anti-semitic ideology, Nazi Germany embarked on the genocide of around six million Jews and millions of other victims. Here you find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Hitler.
While the Weimar Republic is often summarized as a period of "dancing on a volcano" ahead of the Nazi era, cultural historian Sabina Becker tells DW why the period should be revisited for its rich cinema and culture.
The former soldier wrote the well-wishes on the anniversary of Hitler's birthday in 2016, calling the Nazi leader a "hero to many Germans." He was still in his probation period in the state civil service at the time.
A leading British conservative has told European lawmakers that the Nazis believed in a "strain of socialism." Many members of social democratic and socialist parties were imprisoned or killed by the Nazi party.