Hitlers Personal Security

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Hitler’s Personal Protection Strategies Adolf Hitler led with violence, aggression, manipulation, and military strategy, and because of that he became a target of assassination. This developed into an acute paranoia, which led Hitler to implement some of the most brilliant security strategies seen to date. Before an understanding of the reasoning behind the assassination attempts can be deduced, an accurate depiction of Hitler’s early rise to power is necessary. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria on 20 April, 1889. Being the son of a poor young cottager, Hitler was never satisfied with his stature in life. He fled to Germany to avoid being arrested for dodging military service in Austria. This did not define him, as he went on to serve in the German Army during World War I and was wounded twice. He received several medals, and maybe more important, found a direction in life in which he had been searching. World War I left Germany in a state of unease. The sanctions placed on the country left it almost financially crippled. Hitler used this vulnerability to come in and take the nation by storm. This, coupled with his determined necessity to completely rule Germany, was a recipe for disaster. It wasn’t long before Adolf Hitler became a party leader, and from the very beginning he needed, at least some form, of protection. Hitler emerged as not only a politician, but the leader of the most hostile and violent political party in the country. Adolf Hitler’s personal security really stands out as the “man behind the scenes” during his reign of terror in Europe. The many unsuccessful assassination attempts on his life are a testament to the security details he had in place. As early as 1920, attempts on Hitler’s were starting to show themselves as more than table talk. In Munich, he spoke at the “Hofbräuhaus” to a crowd of mostly…...

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