Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Personal Info:
Real Name: Adolf Hitler
Also Known As: Hate-Monger, Der Führer, The Führer
Place Of Birth: Braunau am Inn, Austria
First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics Vol.1 #6 (1940) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: Red Skull, Baron Zemo, Baron Strucker, Arnim Zola
Group Affiliation: Formerly Nazi Germany, Axis (WWII), Legion of the Lost
Base Of Operations: Germany
Grudges: Captain America and the Invaders
Creators: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Adolf Hitler is a brilliant political tactician and skilled orator.
Adolf Hitler staged a putsch (coup) in November 1923, known as the Bierhallen-Putsch (Beerhall Putsch), with the intention of creating a Third "Reich" (Empire). However, the police weren't on his side, and Hitler's Sturmabteilung (S.A.) (Stormtrooper) members were beaten. The tide turned when, just four years later in March 1927, a fight between Red Front (Communist) fighters and Sturmabteilung members in the Lichterfelde-Ost train station, ended with a dozen arrests of Red Front fighters.
By 1928, Hitler's party had just twelve seats in the Reichstag (Parliament), but in 1933 it claimed nearly 200 seats. Hitler also became chancellor of the Weimar Republic in said year.
Hitler ordered brownshirts (Sturmabteilung) to flood the streets in search of Communists, after Dutch leftist Marius van der Lubbe was charged with burning down the Reichstag. The following day, President Paul von Hindenburg signed the Reichstag Fire Decree, which suspended freedom of the press, freedom to organize, and privacy of post and telephone communication. Thousands of Communists were arrested, one of them being the Red Skull's best friend, Dieter Lehmann.
In the March 5 elections the very next week, the Nazis won 44 percent of the vote, which was still short of an outright majority. The Communist Party won 12 percent of the vote, but all of its deputies were arrested and jailed. The other parties, for example the Social Democratic Party (SPD), were also banned after Hitler's new laws. On March 23, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Laws, which vested the power to make laws in Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Hitler also opened Germany's first concentration camp, Dachau, in March, 1933.
From January to May 1933, 1.6 million Germans joined Hitler's party, one of whom was Johann Schmidt.
Hitler achieved total control of the Third Reich after he carried out the Night of the Long Knives (Rohm Purge/Blood Purge) at dawn June 29, where his Schutzstaffel (S.S.) and Geheimes Staats Polizei (Gestapo) (secret state police) troops killed high-ranking S.A. commanders, including Ernst Röhm and Edmund Heines. An assassination attempt by Dieter Lehmann failed when he was killed by Johann Shmidt, saving Hitler's life, with Schmidt becoming Hitler's student. Hitler trained Johann personally and gave him the name "Red Skull", as he wanted Johann to be "his most loyal Nazi" and "evil personified".
He started World War II with the purpose of expanding Nazi Germany. He created an alliance with the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and with the Japanese empire.
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