Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He initiated fascist policies that led to World War II and the deaths of at least 11 million people, including the mass murder of an estimated 6 million Jews. All pics/AFP
German Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) gives a speech in 1937 in an unidentified place. After Hitler was made Chancellor in January 1933 he suspended the constitution, silenced opposition, exploited successfully the burning of the Reichstag (Parliament) building, and brought the Nazi Party to power.
A picture dated 1936 shows German Chancellor and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler shaking hands with young Harald Quandt (1921-1967) in his uniform of the Hitlerian Youth Movement. Harald Quandt was Magda Goebbels' son from her first marriage with industrialist GÃ¼nther Quandt. Magda and Joseph Goebbels committed suicide after murdering their six children in the FÃ¼hrerbunker in May 1945. Then prisoner of the Allied in Italy, Harald was the only one of Magda's children to survive.
Hitler's policies precipitated World War II and led to the genocide known as the Holocaust, which resulted in the deaths of some 6 million Jews and another 5 million noncombatants
A picture dated 1937 shows German Chancellor and Nazi Dictator Adolf Hitler receiving flowers from a little girl.
Picture dated 15 February 1938 of German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) walking in the snow, in the Bavarian mountains
A picture dated 1939 shows German Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler giving the nazi salute during a rally next to "Deputy Furhrer" Rudolf Hess.
German Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) gives a speech in a picture released in 1938.
The name 'Adolph' means 'noble wolf.' Hitler used the pseudonym Herr Wolf early in his career when he wanted to avoid recognition. He named his headquarters 'Wolf's Lair' and 'Wolf's Headquarters'. The surname Hitler means 'small holder'
Adolf Hitler's autobiography is more of a political manifesto. It is called 'Mein Kampf' which means 'my struggle'
On Germany's dictator Adolf Hitler's birth anniversary, here are some rare photographs of the Nazi leader