“People have killed only when they could not achieve their aim in other ways … there is a broadened strategy, with intellectual weapons … Why should I demoralize the enemy by military means if I can do so better and more cheaply in other ways?”
Adolf Hitler (1889 to 1945)
Adolf Hitler is one of the most well-known – and reviled – figures in history. As the leader of Nazi Germany, he orchestrated both World War II and the Holocaust, events that led to the deaths of at least 40,000,000 people. In the ensuing decades, he has been the subject of countless books, documentaries, and TV shows.
He served in the First World War and was awarded with the Iron Cross, Second Class, in December 1914, and the Iron Cross, First Class (a rare decoration for a corporal), in August 1918.