Short Essay Questions Key
1. Where is Hitler born?
Hitler is born is the town of Braunau on the Inn. The town is on the border of two German states.
2. What does Hitler think should happen to Germany and Austria?
He sees the need for the German state to return to its days of glory and strength. The borders of the country should include every German, so both Austria and Germany should be considered parts of Germany.
3. How is Hitler's birthplace symbolic to him?
To Hitler, his birthplace symbolizes the need for what has to be done. All Germans should be united and found in one nation.
4. Describe Hitler's parents.
His father is a civil servant and his mother is a housewife. His father runs away from home as a teen in the 1850s and works as an apprentice. He learns a trade and decides he does not want to spend his life that way and becomes a Customs official. In this position he, and his family, move around quite a bit. Retired at fifty-six years of age, he buys a farm in the Austrian village of Lambach, which is where Hitler spends his teen years.
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