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Young Hitler
A Dictator’s Formative Years 1889 – 1914

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  • Exhibition view, The young Hitler, 2021
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Der junge Hitler Ausstellung 182, 2021
  • Ausstellungansicht, 2021
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Der junge Hitler Ausstellung 036, 2021
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Der junge Hitler Ausstellung 001, 2021
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Der junge Hitler Ausstellung 028, 2021
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Der junge Hitler Ausstellung 170, 2021

World War II ended more than 75 years ago. Unleashed by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialists, it was by far the bloodiest war in modern history. The number of its victims exceeded 60 million, with civilians accounting for more than half of that number. More than six million Jews were systematically murdered by the Nazis, hundreds of thousands fell victim to racist and political persecution.


In this exhibition we raise the question of the first beginnings of all this: What were the sources of nationalism and militarism, racial hatred and antisemitism? To what extent had these mindsets taken root in society at the beginning of the twentieth century before the outbreak of World War I? How did they shape the youth of Adolf Hitler and his contemporaries?


Adolf Hitler spent the first twenty-four years of his life in Austria – in the Innviertel, in Linz and Vienna. He grew up in an environment where German nationalism and hatred of the Czechs were rife and watched the rise of the mass parties. His idols were the radical pan-German Georg Ritter von Schönerer and the antisemitic mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger.


A parallel narrative presents a biography of Hitler up to 1914 and focuses on political movements of the time.

Credits

The exhibition is a co-production with Haus der Geschichte im Museum Niederösterreich. Curators Haus der Geschichte im Museum NÖ/​Idea and concept: Hannes Leidinger, Christian Rapp, Andrea Thuile, Benedikt Vogl

Curators Nordico Stadtmuseum Linz: Andrea Bina, Lisa Schmidt, Andreas Strohhammer

Exhibition design: Gerhard Abel, Waltraud Ertl / planet architects


Publication

The exhibition is accompanied by the biography Young Hitler. A Dictator’s Formative Years 1889 – 1914” by Hannes Leidinger and Christian Rapp, Residenz Verlag, 256 pages, € 24, German only

The publication is available in the Nordico Shop.

Date Title Time
Sun 01.08Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 08.08Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 15.08Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 22.08Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 29.08Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 05.09Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 12.09Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 19.09Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 26.09Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 03.10Public Guided Tour through Young Hitler“

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 persons, guided tour ticket € 3 (plus admission).

No registration required (“first-come-first-served”).

No 3G proof” is required to take part in a guided tour

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
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