German political and military leader and one of the 20th century's most powerful dictators.
. It was decided that he would attend Realschule, a secondary school that prepared students for further study and emphasized modern languages and technical subjects.
However, Hitler and his father strongly differed about career plans. His father wanted him to enter the civil service; Hitler insisted on becoming an artist
During this time, Hitler began to form his political views: a strong
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political speaker by the local army headquarters, given special training, and provided with opportunities to practice his public speaking before returning prisoners of war. His speaking successes led to his selection as an observer of political groups in the Munich area. In this capacity, he investigated the German Workers' Party—one of the many nationalist, racist groups that developed in Munich in the postwar years.
C. Beginnings of the Nazi Party