Bible Studies By Lynne Conley / last year Share Tweet Pin Share ‘The Heart of the Matter’’ By: Lynne Conley Adolf Hitler was the fourth child of Klara Hitler and Alois Schickelgruber. At a young age, he enjoyed drawing, but he failed the entrance examination for the Academy of Arts. His father, Alois, repetitively beat him. Adolf often thought that he wanted to be a priest. This sounds totally strange, but it’s the truth. Adolf’s mother, Klara, developed terminal breast cancer and was treated by a Jewish physician, Dr. Edward Bloch, who also served the poor. His mother went through a lot of unbearable and severe pain through the treatments. She took a very dangerous drug while she was taking the treatments, and she died. Adolf wondered the streets of Vienna, and each night he slept somewhere different. This was the time that Adolf came to hate and despise the Jews. Adolf thought very harshly that if a person wasn’t a full-blooded German they were low and dirty, and he put a lot of people through a lot of pain and misery. He went to Munich and joined the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment of World War I, wherein he was gassed, wounded and later was given an award for bravery in action. Adolf wrote an autobiography called “Mein Kampf” which translated into English means “My Struggle/ My Battle.” He was found guilty of high treason; his trial lasted twenty-four days, and the verdict was five years imprisonment. Once out of prison, he became a leader of the Nazi’s. Then all the things bottled up in his heart started to show. Roughly six million Jews were persecuted and died from all the abuse. Keep in minds, my friends, that many of our lives haven’t been the best growing up; many people have gone through so much hardship, abuse, neglect, and pain. But when we let these memories haunt us, they soon take over. We may find ourselves doing just as Adolf Hitler did. Letting anger and revenge show towards others can lead to a life of misery and sorrow. I encourage everyone to replace the hurt in your heart with the love of God. Stay Strong!