Adolf Hitler is one of the most notorious figures in history. His slaughtering of the Jews was tragic. This act alone built his persona up – making him appear almost super hero, but in a scary way. Yet, data shows that he had several human weaknesses.
Nine surprising facts about Adolf Hitler:
- Fact #1: According to his dentist, Hitler had abscesses, horrible bad breath and gum disease. His lack of dental hygiene was linked to a fear of going to the dentist. Can you say halitosis?
- Fact #2: Hitler was addicted to prescription medication. He took the stimulant Pervitin, an ingredient in crystal meth better known as speed. Also, he provided this drug to soldiers as well as alcohol.
- Fact #3: Chocoholics have something in common with Adolf Hitler. This man ate up to two pounds of chocolate per day.
- Fact #4: Prior to his reign, Hitler dreamed of becoming an artist. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna twice, but was rejected each time.
- Fact #5: Hitler had a lot to do with the development of the Volkswagen car despite never learning how to drive.
- Fact #6: Adolf Hitler refused to undress for medical examinations. As a result, his weight (estimated at 155) is unknown. Hitler was 5’10 in height.
- Fact #7: In his fight for “racial purity”, Hitler described the attributes of a “bad race”- low receding forehead, ugly nose, broad cheekbones, small eyes and dark hair. Consequently, Adolf himself possessed these physical features.
- Fact #8: Along with having polyps removed from his vocal chords twice, Adolf Hitler also too drugs to fight flatulence. He suffered from high blood pressure and chronic gastrointestinal cramps. Other alleged issues: hepatitis, gall bladder blockage and Parkinson disease.
- Fact #9: Despite his hate for the Jews, Hitler was obsessed with a young Jewish girl – Stefanie Isak. He fantasized about kidnapping and committing suicide with her.
In conclusion, the above nine surprising facts about Adolf Hitler reveal he had many downfalls that probably led to his mental imbalance. His power was in convincing others to follow him -nothing else.