Born April 20, 1889, Braunau am Inn, Austria, Adolf Hitler was leader of the Nazi Party 1920-1921 and Fuehrer of Germany 1933-1945. His rise to power began when German president Hindenburg appointed him chancellor of a Nazi in 1932. During World War II, Hitler orchestrated the Nazi’s Holocaust under the Third Reich. He died of possible suicide in 1945 in the wake of Germany’s defeat.