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Born into a German-speaking Austrian family and raised near Linz, Hitler moved to Germany in 1913 and was decorated during his service in the German Army in World War I.

In 1923, he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power.

The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he dictated the first volume of his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf ("My Struggle").

Hitler attended Volksschule (a state-owned school) in nearby Fischlham.

Alois Hitler's farming efforts at Hafeld ended in failure, and in 1897 the family moved to Lambach.

Hitler sought Lebensraum ("living space") for the German people.

His aggressive foreign policy is considered to be the primary cause of the outbreak of World War II in Europe.

By 1933, the Nazi Party was the largest elected party in the German Reichstag, which led to Hitler's appointment as Chancellor on 30 January 1933.

Following fresh elections won by his coalition, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany, a one-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of National Socialism.

Hitler later dramatised an episode from this period when his father took him to visit a customs office, depicting it as an event that gave rise to an unforgiving antagonism between father and son, who were both strong-willed.

Hitler rebelled against this decision, and in Mein Kampf revealed that he intentionally did poorly in school, hoping that once his father saw "what little progress I was making at the technical school he would let me devote myself to my dream".

Under Hitler's leadership and racially motivated ideology, the Nazi regime was responsible for the genocide of at least 5.5 million Jews and millions of other victims whom he and his followers deemed Untermenschen ("sub-humans") and socially undesirable.