Short Biography of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party. He rose to power as Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and later Führer in 1934. During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II in Europe by invading Poland in September 1939. He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust. Hitler's policies as a dictator led to the persecution and murder of millions of people, including six million Jews, along with other minority groups, political opponents, and gay people. Hitler's aggressive foreign policies led to the outbreak of World War II, and under his leadership, Germany was defeated by the Allied powers in 1945. Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, as Allied forces closed in on Berlin.