Without a doubt, Adolf Hitler is one of the most controversial and reviled personalities in world history and for good reasons. His beliefs, opinions and ideals dragged humanity to the brink of war, causing widespread death and destruction. Nevertheless, he is a defining characteristic (all be it a bad one) in the history of this planet and it would not harm us to learn what kind of personality would do the monstrous things Hitler did. Hopefully, by looking into the past and identifying the horrid blemish that Hitler was, hopefully we can prevent such a person from ever rising again. So here are 25 facts about Hitler that might take you by surprise.
20. Eiffel Tower’s elevator cables
frenchgirlinseattle.blogspot.com When Paris fell to the control of Germany in 1940, the French cut off the elevator cables in the Eiffel Tower. This was intentionally done to compel Hitler to climb the steps to the top. Hitler however, decided not to drop by the Tower instead of climbing more than a thousand stairs.
15. Why Hitler was frustrated at Germany’s surrender in WWI
www.historyplace.com While Hitler was recovering from a gas attack during World War I, the announcement of the armistice was delivered which signaled the end of the war. This announcement was largely to blame for Hitler’s anger and his belief that the Germans were betrayed by their own leaders.
10. Hitler’s â€˜noble Jew’
www.lidovky.cz Hitler also had his own way of paying debts of gratitude. When he was still a child, his family could not afford the hefty professional fees of a doctor. Luckily, a Jewish-Austrian doctor never charged him and his family for his medical services. When Hitler came into power, the doctor enjoyed the â€˜everlasting gratitude’ of the Nazi leader. He was exempted from the concentration camp. He was also given due protection and was named the â€˜noble Jew’.
5. Mercedes-Benz car loan
cars.uk.msn.com While Hitler was imprisoned, he managed to write an application for acar loanto the local Mercedes-Benz dealer. Years later, the letter was recovered within a flea market.
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