Adolf Hitler was a notorious German politician and leader of the Nazi party during the 1930s and 1940s. Hitler’s nationality is often a topic of debate and confusion, as his ancestry and place of birth have been called into question by some historians and conspiracy theorists.
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, in 1889. At the time of his birth, Austria was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Hitler was therefore an Austrian citizen. However, when Hitler was three years old, his family moved to Passau, Germany, where he spent most of his childhood and adolescence. Hitler considered himself to be German and identified strongly with German nationalism, even as a young man.
In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, Hitler volunteered to join the German army and served as a messenger on the Western Front. After the war, Hitler remained in Germany and became involved in politics. In 1933, he was appointed Chancellor of Germany and soon became the undisputed leader of the Nazi party.
During his time in power, Hitler implemented policies aimed at expanding German territory and creating a “master race” of people who he believed were genetically superior to others. These policies led to the invasion of Poland in 1939 and the outbreak of World War II. Hitler’s aggressive policies and actions ultimately led to the deaths of millions of people, including six million Jews in the Holocaust.
Despite his Austrian birth, Hitler is widely considered to be a German nationalist and identified strongly with German culture and politics. While some have tried to claim that Hitler was not actually German, the overwhelming consensus among historians is that Hitler was indeed German, both in terms of his cultural identity and his role in shaping German history.