|Real name:||Adolf Hitler|
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Adolf Hitler was the semi-fictional Chancellor of Germany, and commander of the Third Reich. He appeared as an enemy of many members of The Justice League of America including Batman. He was often fought by members of the League and All-Star Squadron.
History as a fictional character in Batman comicsEdit
In other mediaEdit
- The novelization of Batman Begins features an in-direct reference to Adolf Hitler. In the 1930s, one of the men who took up the moniker Ra's al Ghul noted a ruler of Germany setting himself up for a political fall.
Appearances with BatmanEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), also called the Nazi Party. He was the ruler of Germany from 1933 to 1945, serving as Chancellor from 1933 to 1945 and as head of state (Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945.
A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the Nazi Party in 1920 and became its leader in 1921. Following his imprisonment after a 1923 failed coup, he gained support by promoting nationalism, antisemitism and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and propaganda. He was appointed chancellor in 1933, and quickly established a totalitarian and fascist dictatorship. Hitler pursued a foreign policy with the declared goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space"), and directed the resources of the state, including the economy, toward this goal. His rebuilt Wehrmacht invaded Poland in 1939, leading to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. The following year, Hitler invaded France and began bombing raids on England to force surrender.
Within three years, Germany and the Axis powers occupied most of Europe and large parts of Africa, East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. However, the Allies gained the upper hand from 1942 onward and in 1945 Allied armies occupied Germany from all sides. His forces committed numerous atrocities during the war, including the systematic genocide of an estimated six million Jews, known as the Holocaust, as well as various other groups of people.
During the final days of the war in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress Eva Braun. Less than 24 hours later, the two committed suicide. The exhausted generals surrendered a week later.