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A genius is defined as someone possessing an extraordinary power of intellect imagination or invention Few people in history can complete this definition and be given the title of genius Among this cadre of intellectuals visionaries and innovators we discover a figure most unexpectedly A small man wearing an awkward moustache by no means imposing an air of intelligence upon observers as many would expect a genius to do Genius is not the first title which comes to mind when the name Adolf Hitler is mentioned in truth it is probably one of the last Fuhrer of Germanys Third Reich he is undoubtedly the worlds most hated man and yet elements of genius are ingrained in his persona Hitler in the final dozen years of his life was irrefutably evil However he was not born with this attitude nor the racial prejudices he is hardheartedly remembered for Born in 1889 Braunau Austria to Klara Hitler and the customs official Alois Schickelgruber Adolf was the first child of the union Klara was Schickelgrubers third wife and of Schickelgrubers children from previous marriages two of the three died in childhood while the third died still an infant Adolfs mother showered him with love This was in contrast to his father who in keeping with the manners of the time beat his son regularly The family moved to Passau then Hafeld Adolf lived for a short six month period across from a Benedictine Monastery Among the symbols in its coat of arms a swastika also of note is Hitlers childhood ambition to become a priest Looking back it is true that childhood experiences manifest themselves in someones character though not absolutely At the turn of the century Adolf was a budding artist and attended Realschule where his talents instead of blossoming promptly decayed By age 16 he had dropped out of Realshule entirely his poor grades not offering enough encouragement to justify staying This
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