15 Facts About Hitler That Might Take You By Surprise

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Without a doubt, Adolf Hitler is one of the most controversial and reviled personalities in world history and for good reasons.

His beliefs, opinions and ideals dragged humanity to the brink of war, causing widespread death and destruction.

Nevertheless, he is a defining characteristic (all be it a bad one) in the history of this planet and it would not harm us to learn what kind of personality would do the monstrous things Hitler did.

Hopefully, by looking into the past and identifying the horrid blemish that Hitler was, hopefully we can prevent such a person from ever rising again.

# So here are 15 facts about Hitler that might take you by surprise;

1 # His father changed his name in 1877  “Adolf Schicklgruber”  to Adolf Hitler.

2 # Hitler suffered chronic flatulence and took 28 different drugs to fight it.

3 # Hitler was saved from drowning by a priest when he was 4 years old.
4 # Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.
5 # Hitler  was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.
6# Hitler wanted to be apriest when he was child.
7 # The American secret service tried to spikeHitler’s food with female hormones to feminize him.
8 # In 1938, Hitler was TIME Magazine’s Man of the Year.
9 # Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler, all suffered from ailurophobia. It is a type of specific phobia: the persistent, irrational fear of cats.

10 # Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build a “Museum of An Extinct Race” after the war.

11 # Both Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden were announced dead on May 1.
 12 # Hitler never learned to drive. Yet, he spearheaded the development of the Volkswagen car.
13 # Hitler killed his dog with a cyanide capsule. He also shot the five puppies and buried them with their mother.
14 # Hitler married Eva Braun less than 40 hours before they died.
15 # The Eiffel Tower was inaugurated the same year Nintendo was founded and Adolf Hitler was born: 1889.

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