Operation Barbarossa: June 22, 1941 - February 2, 1943

Adolf Hitler


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Adolf Hitler was born in Austria in 1889. He had intended to pursue a career in Art but was later rejected by art and architecture schools in Vienna at the age of 18. Several years later during the First World War, he volunteered to fight for Germany where he was injured in a mustard gas attack. Hitler would go onto live in a state of depression and uncertainness for a couple ofyears followingthe war.

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By 1921 Adolf Hitler had become the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, also known as the Nazi party. Hitler was later tried for treason and was given a light sentence in prison. By the time he had gotten out of prison, the world was in a deep depression which gave way to his Nazi party to become popular among German citizens. In 1939 Hitler’s Nazi Germany invaded Poland and France and turnedtheir sights to the east in Operation Barbarossa to invade the Soviet Union. Barbarossa was a failure by 1943 and the German troops began their retreat. By 1945 the war was all but lost and Hitler committed suicide to avoid being captured by allied soldiers.

Information from History.com.