Most of the historians portray Adolf Hitler as the cruelest dictator the world has ever seen. The Jews were singled out for persecution during Hitler’s Nazi regime and 11 million people were killed during the notorious Holocaust. Out of which, 1.2 million were children and 6 million Jewish people were also brutally assassinated. Other targeted groups included disabled people, Jehovah’s witnesses, Roma and homosexuals. These statistics clearly reflect the cruelty shown by Hitler towards mankind and humanity.
Hitler story - The positive side
No human being is born as a criminal or cruel person. Circumstances have a big role to play in making an individual good or bad. Adolf Hitler was not different as well. This man came to power through the role of Chancellor but after the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler and Nazi party went into the path of dictatorship. When he was the ruler, Germany was really struggling because of the Great Depression and it affected the lives of middle class people, college students and farmers in a severely adverse manner. Like a visionary and dynamic ruler, he created a wide range of programs and opportunities for the sufferers and Hitler succeeded in creating more employments in Germany.
The Public Works Project program
This project introduced by Hitler was primarily designed to eliminate unemployment in small towns. Within a short period of time, unemployment problem was solved and everybody who had been registered as unemployed in small towns got jobs.
Successful fight against the Great Depression
He promoted charity in all possible ways and the charity collections for the Nazi ‘Winter Aid’ managed to generate huge amount. This was a socialist idea but Hitler had no hesitation in accepting this idea to fight against the depression.
Individual qualities of Hitler
As an individual, Hitler was a vegetarian and he was very fond of animals. Although this man used to smoke during his younger days, he left that habit and even promoted anti-tobacco movement. His subordinates used to consider him as a fatherly figure and he was always approachable and caring. This man was really affectionate towards children as well.
When you consider the positive side of Hitler story, it can be said that he raised the morale of the German people in the 1930’s and it was really a good thing from the German perspective. Unfortunately, it led to the World War 11 and Hitler became most callous autocrat in the world. The bottom line is that you cannot describe Hitler as a one-dimensional figure and he was a multifaceted individual with paradoxical qualities.