April 30th in German History: The Death of Adolf Hitler

At around 3:30 pm on April 30th of 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide via gunshot and poison in his bunker beneath the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. Hitler’s suicide would destroy the heart of the Nazi ideology and lead to the rapid capitulation of what was left of the Nazi leadership. In the days and weeksContinue reading “April 30th in German History: The Death of Adolf Hitler”

April 29th in German History: The marriage of Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler

Despite the many injustices he inflicted upon the world and the hardship he subjected the German people to, Adolf Hitler remained the subject of adoration for many in the German population. One such person was Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress whom he married on April 29th, 1945. Eva Braun was the second child of a schoolteacherContinue reading “April 29th in German History: The marriage of Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler”

April 20th in German History: Adolf Hitler’s Birthday

Today is one of the darkest days in German History, and a day that is very sensitive to a lot of people who know what happened on it. On April 20th, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, an Austrian Town, to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. Hitler had a troubled childhood. HisContinue reading “April 20th in German History: Adolf Hitler’s Birthday”

Today in German History: March 24th

Today is the 87th anniversary of one of the darker moment in the history of Germany. On March 24th of 1933, the Reichstag and the Reichsradt, the two chambers of the Weimer government’s legislature, passed the Enabling Act. In just two pages the Act gave the Chancellor, Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers and near total completeContinue reading “Today in German History: March 24th”