Adolf Hitler, who lived from 1899 to 1945, was the leader of Germany during World War II.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the controversial politician:
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An interesting fact about the former German leader is that he was named the Person of the Year by TIME magazine in 1938. It should be noted that the magazine simply believed that he was “the person who most influenced the news” in that year.
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Although many believe that he committed suicide shortly before the war was over, some people believe that they had seen him in Denmark and Argentina after the war. The sightings were never confirmed.
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A random fact about Adolf Hitler is that by the end of his life he was taking over 75 different drugs. One of the drugs was methamphetamine. His physical health was deteriorating. For instance, one of his arms was paralyzed due to a failed assassination attempt.
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Many comedians have made fun of the notorious politician. Some of the comedians that have joked about him are Mel Brooks, Charles Chaplin, and Gilbert Gottfried.
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One of the diseases that he suffered from during the last years of his life was Parkinson’s Disease. It was evident that he suffered from the disease, as he had a difficult time controlling his left hand.
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Adolf Hitler became a vegetarian during the last 12 years of his life. This is important to note as some people today believe that he was a lifelong vegetarian.
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Another interesting fact about the former politician is that his favorite opera was Richard Wagner’s “Reinzi.” He stated on record that he had watched the opera a total of 40 times. He was also close friends with the Wagner family in his younger years. Moreover, he proposed to the famous opera singer’s daughter-in-law. He was rejected because she did not believe that he had an “important position” at the time of the proposal.
Adolf Hitler Facts #8:
Although he suffered from some mental and physical disturbances, he helped his physical health by not smoking or drinking.
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As many people know, he wrote an autobiography. In his autobiography, there was only one American who was mentioned in a positive light, Henry Ford.
Adolf Hitler Facts #10:
When he was young, he barely survived a cold night sleeping on the streets of Austria. He was eventually saved by a charity group that was Jewish.
“Adolf Hitler,” BBC.co.uk.
“Adolf Hitler,” History.com.