(April 20,1889-April 30,1945) was the dictator or Fuhrer of Germany from 1933 to his defeat in 1945 at the end of World War 2 (1939-1945). Hitler served in World War I (1914-1918) and won the Iron Cross for bravery as a dispatch runner in the German Army. After the humiliating defeat of Germany in 1918 and the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Hitler became an anti-semite and blamed the Jews for all of Germany's woes, Hitler in 1933 became Reichskanzler and took over the presidency of Germany which he merged and became absolute ruler of Nazi Germany in 1935, Hitler expelled Jews from German life and labelled them as non citizens in the 1934 Race Laws, Hitler aided Francisco Franco in the Spanish revolution and became allies with Benito Mussolini who was Prime Minister of Fascist Italy. in 1938 Hitler both annexed Czechoslovakia and his native Austria into a "Greater German Reich". From 1939-1940 Hitler invaded Poland and France then in the next year of 1941 Hitler invaded the Soviet Union which created a war on two fronts and because of his blundering in military matters he was eventually defeated and committed suicide with his mistress Eva Braun in Berlin but not before causing the deaths of 50 million people and 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler is commonly associated with "Pure Evil"
Chaired by SS General Reinhard Heydrich in January of 1942 in the suburbs of Grosse Wannsee in Berlin, the conference consisted of high ranking Nazi officials which included Adolf Eichmann and Gerhard Klopfer representing Hitler's secretary Martin Bormann and Roland Freisler who was Judge-President of the People's Court or Volksgerichtshof which condemned those who dared openly oppose the Nazis, the conference also included Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart who wrote the notorious Nuremberg Race Laws in 1934 which prevented Jews from marrying into "Aryan families" and which expelled Jews from academic and medical professions as well as citizenship which rendered them landless and stripped them of basic rights. The Wannsee conference lasted for a little over 2 hours and condemned millions of Jews to a certain death and gave birth to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Poland. Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in 1942 by British trained Czech agents on the streets of Prague, Adolf Eichmann was eventually arrested in Argentina by Mossad agents and sentenced to death in Israel for crimes against the Jewish people, Roland Freisler was killed in his own courtroom before he could condemn 3 young German officers to death by a direct hit to his own courtroom while he tried to gather important papers for the trial, Gerhard Klopfer after the war went into banking and died in 1989.
The Wannsee Conference gave rise to Industrial Killing in Nazi Germany.