Citizenship: Austrian (1889–1925), Stateless (1925–1932), German (1932–1945)
He served in the Great War, in the Imperial German Army (16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment) and Reichswehr (unified armed forces of the Weimar Republic), from 1914–1920 with the rank Gefreiter (Second rank or grade to which an enlisted soldier, airman or sailor could be promoted). He was stationed at the Western Front and was at the First Battle of Ypres, Battle of the Somme (WIA), Battle of Arras and Battle of Passchendaele. He was awarded the Iron Cross First Class, Iron Cross Second Class and Wound Badge.
He was Chancellor of the German Reich (Nazi Germany), in office from 30 January 1933 – 2 August 1934 and Führer and Chancellor of the German Reich from 2 August 1934 – 30 April 1945.
He met Eva Braun in 1929 and they were married on 29 April 1945, one day before they both committed suicide. They had no issue.
The Hoover Archives at Stanford University has digitized and made available more than 3,700 pages of autobiographical sketches written by members of the Nazi Party. The documents are from the Theodore Abel papers. The collection of this noted sociologist allows researchers incredibly valuable insight into the workings of authoritarian regimes and the ideological beliefs of their members. For more information, see this page.
CIA document obtained under the FOIA "The Personality of Adolf Hitler" discusses his origins on pages 5-6, here.
Wikipedia:Mein_Kampf (pronounced [maɪ̯n kampf], "My Struggle") is an autobiographical manifesto by National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926. The book was edited by Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess. Available on on Archive.org
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Davidson, Eugene. The Making of Adolf Hitler: The Birth and Rise of Nazism. (University of Missouri Press, 1997).
Kubizek, August. The Young Hitler I Knew: The Memoirs of Hitler's Childhood Friend. (Frontline Books, 2011).
Nicholls, David. Adolf Hitler: A Biographical Companion. (ABC-CLIO, 2011).