Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro
This paper will discuss the similarities and differences of the leaders of Cuba and Germany, Fidel Castro and Adolf Hitler. This paper will also explore the lives of Fidel Castro and Adolf Hitler and their impact on their respective countries.
Adolf Hitler, the illegitimate son of a housemaid named, Anna Schicklguber, was born on April 20, 1889. Hitler was born on the Austro-German border in a small town called Braunau. Hitler had three siblings, two of whom died from diphtheria as children and the other died shortly after birth. As a young child Hitler did not do well in school. His German was poor and his spelling uneasy. Hitler was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna where he hoped to study architecture. Hitler began living hand-to-foot and painted “watercolors which were pretty enough to be sold to tourists”.
In 1933 Hitler was legally appointed chancellor, as the head of the government was called. As chancellor, Hitler completely disbanded all trade unions and political parties. Anyone who opposed
Hitler was beaten up, imprisoned or murdered by a private army under Nazi control. Socialists and Communists who had not gone into hiding or into exile were rounded up and put into concentration camps. Hitler’s army the Nazi’s, forced Jewish people and their families out of their houses. They were took to concentration camps where they were treated horribly and eventually died from starvation. Their bodies were buried in mass graves.
Hitler went to prison for nine months in late 1923 after a demonstration in Munich. While incarcerated he wrote his famous book Mein Kampf, which means “My Struggle”. Mein Kampf was a book of essays related to how he felt about the world around him. It is said the story was very grim. “According to his account in Mein Kampf the observation that Jews were different people was enough for the conclusion, ‘Because they are different they have to be removed’.”