The image shows Adolf Hitler’s frontal portrait.
He is a 50-year-old man with short hair, thick eyebrows, large eyes and arched eyelids in the corner, bulging nose, short, square mustache, prominent chin, dressed in Nazi military uniform.
The forehead is shaped by a compact texture rendered by X pattern representing his hair combed to the side.
The wavy texture highlights the jacket worn over the shirt rendered by the texture of crowded and embossed diamonds.
The tie is around the collar and it’s represented by a circled texture.
Adolf Hitler (born April 20, 1889 – deceased April 30, 1945) was a German nationalist politician, revolutionary, chancellor and dictator of Germany from 1933 to 1945. As leader of Germany’s National Socialist Workers’ Party and Germany’s Fuhrer (Leader), his personality influenced in a decisive manner a series of events of crucial importance to the universal history of the 20th century, such as the outbreak of World War II in Europe in September 1939 or the Holocaust of the Jewish population on this continent (Bibliography 1).
Born in 1889 near Linz in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Adolf Hitler settled in Germany in 1913, and later served in the German Army in World War I, acting as a Corporal. Decorated on the front, after the end of the war in 1918 he devoted himself to politics, coming to the attention of the German public in 1923 when he tried to organize a coup in Munich, inspired by the one organized by Mussolini in Rome the year before. In 1925 he published his autobiography and political creed under the title “Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle”), a work in which he detailed his ideology, political views, Antisemitism and his future plans. Amid the crisis of the Weimar Republic and the global economic crisis of 1929 -1933, in 1932 the Hitler-led party came to have the most elected representatives in the Berlin parliament, even if it could not secure a majority on its own. Therefore, on 30 January 1933 President Paul von Hindenburg appointed him Chancellor of the Republic. Soon, the Nazi-dominated parliament moved to issue laws aimed at establishing a single-party totalitarian dictatorship based on the domination of the National Socialist Party and its ideology. By 1938, Adolf Hitler was able to achieve both the elimination of all sanctions imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles, and an economic and military recovery that brought him the support of public opinion internally (Bibliography 2).
In 1939, in agreement with Stalin’s Soviet Union, he invaded Poland, thus triggering World War II. The political regime founded and led by Hitler is responsible for the most destructive known war in history, which left behind over 50 million dead (Bibliography 3). Also, the racist ideology of extreme violence promoted by Adolf Hitler produced at least 5.5 million victims of the European Jewish population during the war, Hitler being directly responsible for what later in history remained known as the Holocaust. Genocide against Jews and their mass extermination in camps such as Auschwitz constitute a barbarism of a unique magnitude in known history. Amid the imminent occupation of Berlin by the Red Army, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker on 30 April 1945, so as not to fall alive into the hands of the Soviets (Bibliography 4).
He is known as one of the mankind’s most notorious criminals, both his books and the symbols associated to the movement he had led are forbidden by law in most of the European countries.
1. Ian Kershaw, Hitler, București, Ed. Meteor Press, 2012, p. 19.
2. Richard J. Evans, The Third Reich in History and Memory, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015, pp. 167-178.
3. Ian Kershaw, Hitler, the Germans and the Final Solution, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2008, p. 343.
4. William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich. A History of Nazi Germany, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2011, pp. 1016-1017.