How did Hitler come to power in Germany if he was an Austrian citizen? What years did he live in Austria versus what years in Germany ?
- Anonymous2 months ago
He fought for Germany in the Great War
- 2 months ago
He fought in WWI on the german side, and that gave him an in
- Gray BoldLv 72 months ago
Hitler received the final part of his father's estate in May 1913 and moved to Munich, where he earned money painting architectural scenes. He may have left Vienna to evade conscription into the Austrian Army. Hitler later claimed that he did not wish to serve the Habsburg Empire because of the mixture of "races" in its army. He was 25 years old in August 1914, when Austria-Hungary and the German Empire entered the First World War. Because of his Austrian citizenship, he had to request permission to serve in the Bavarian Army. Permission was granted. On the evidence of a report by the Bavarian authorities in 1924, which questioned how Hitler was allowed to serve in the Bavarian Army, Hitler almost certainly was enlisted through an error on the part of the government. The authorities could not explain why he was not deported back to Austria in 1914 after he failed his physical exam for the Austrian Army; they concluded that the matter of Hitler's citizenship was simply not raised, thus he was allowed to enter the Bavarian Army. In the army, Hitler continued to put forth his German nationalist ideas which he developed from a young age.
- Sir CausticLv 72 months ago
(1) It was a clerical error. The German authorities thought he was Australian, a country with which Germany had a citizen exchange program with.
(2) He lived in Austria from 1937 to 1941 and Germany from 1946 to 1974.