12 Surprising Facts about Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler ranks as the most notable villain of the 20th century, but there’s no denying that he’s an interesting figure. The German Chancellor and Third Reich leader exerted a massive influence on world politics during his time, drawing Europe into World War II and orchestrating the deaths of millions. Hitler’s undeniably a bad guy, but his life is full of strange coincidences, contradictions and occurrences. For example, the most infamous dictator of the 20th century almost wasn’t named Hitler at all. If Hitler’s father, born Alois Shicklgruber, hadn’t adopted his stepfather’s surname in 1887, the Fuhrer would have grown up Adolf Shicklgruber, which just doesn’t have the same terrifying ring to it, does it? Check out 12 more unbelievable facts about last century’s most famous fascist.

1. He Never Visited a Single Concentration Camp

He Never Visited a Single Concentration Camp

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Nazi concentration camps were at the heart of Hitler’s “Final Solution,” the plan to exterminate all Jews in Europe. But as surprising as it is, Hitler never once set foot in any of the 1,200 concentration camps the Germans operated. Many of them were located in Poland, far from the center of German operations, but it’s crazy to think that Hitler never once witnessed the incomprehensible death and suffering his plans had produced.

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