Why are we so intrigued by Hitler?
I think that we are so intrigued by Hitler because the Holocaust was a major catastrophic event that took the lives of millions of people, and people tend to think that it was all because of one person. Wanting to wipe out an entire population and having enough power and attempting to do so is a very serious thing, and most people do not think about things like this, and can not be an impulsive thought based on one thing, so people probably want to know what caused Hitler to think so negatively about Jewish people and how his life ended up to making that decision. From what we know, Hitler had a pretty normal life growing up, so people want to know WHY he did everything and what caused him to end up like that. In the article "Hitler's Mountain Home" he was described as a kind and smart man, who was friendly to servants and had visitors/guests over his house where he would show them around. He seemed to be a very caring person, so it doesn't really make sense for him to go from a good person to a very evil and bad person who was responsible for the deaths of millions. He is not responsible for every little thing that happened during World War II, but he was a main factor into what happened, and people usually think about the Holocaust and Hitler as if they were the same thing. My big "takeaway" about Hitler is that he seemed to be a normal person growing up and so many people are fascinated with what happened in his life to think so negatively about Jewish people that he tried to kill them all, and there are a lot of theories about what happened. I don't understand him any better and I don't think it is a worthy pursuit to understand him because we don't know why Hitler did the things he did and we will never know why, and it doesn't really matter what the reason was because nothing justifies what he did and it won't change anything if we do find out what the reason was. The most important thing to know about Hitler was that he turned out to be a very bad person and ended the lives of millions of people and people should focus more on the Jewish people that were killed and their lives rather than tiny little facts about Hitler years before World War II.