Talk:Adolf Hitler

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Birth certificate first name[edit]

Perhaps his first name appearing as Adolfus on his birth certificate [1] should be included in the Childhood and education section? Mcljlm (talk) 23:41, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

This is mentioned in passing by Toland but not in other significant biographies. Interestingly Kershaw specifically cites the name Adolf -- not Adolfus -- to a footnote "copy of birth-certificate." I've found no evidence that Adolfus was ever used during his lifetime. Note also that the document you link to is from the (Catholic) church baptismal register and it may have been practice in that time and place to Latinize given names. Does anyone know if this was indeed the case? Shock Brigade Harvester Boris (talk) 01:45, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

I've seen that document floating around the internet, but do we have any sources about its authenticity?--Bellerophon5685 (talk) 05:05, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Cases where the name/s on the official birth certificate and those on a church baptism certificate differ in some way/s are legion. Where there is any difference, the birth certificate must always be the default evidence of the name at birth. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 05:18, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 May 2017[edit] (talk) 16:34, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Mohamed Medhat was Hitler's best friend

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. - Mlpearc (open channel) 16:36, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Fear of early death[edit]

Historians such as William Carr, Gerhard Weinberg, and Kershaw have argued that one reason for Hitler's rush to war was his fear of an early death.

This interesting comment seems to be bolted-on, with no explanation. Can we add a qualifying sentence that sums-up the three cites attached to it? Valetude (talk) 16:57, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Done today. Valetude (talk) 10:35, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Does it really need three cites? Kierzek (talk) 13:01, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, because it says "Historians such as William Carr, Gerhard Weinberg, and Kershaw have argued that..." so there's one cite for each historian. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 02:08, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Got me there; I move to strike my question, your Honor. Kierzek (talk) 14:59, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


I understand that most of it is common knowledge but there are no citations at the top part of the article. Things such as "Hitler frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy" and "whom he and his followers deemed Untermenschen ("sub-humans") and socially undesirable," for example, should be cited... (talk) 16:42, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi 47. Please see WP:LEADCITE. The material you mention should have cites in the body. --NeilN talk to me 16:46, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
The lede is a summary of main points of the body, which should be cited therein. Kierzek (talk) 16:51, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

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