After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their life?

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After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their life?

Post by Futurist » 29 Dec 2019 21:40

After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's subsequent rise to power in Germany without losing their own life in the process of doing this? So far, I could think of stopping Gavrilo Princip from assassinating Franz Ferdinand in 1914; this would have either delayed or prevented WWI--and even a delayed WWI could have effects (for instance, the possibility of there not being a Bolshevik Revolution in Russia) that might have prevented Hitler's subsequent rise to power in Germany. However, were there any other realistic ways for an ordinary person to do this after 1889 without subsequently losing their own life? For the record, I want something that ANY ordinary person can theoretically do without that much difficulty and WITHOUT actually putting their own lives at risk/on the line. I fear that trying to assassinate Hitler (which would probably actually be really easy for an ordinary person to do in the pre-WWI years) will not work for this since one is likely going to lose one's own life either in the process of doing this or afterwards once one gets tried and hanged for one's murder of Adolf Hitler.

Anyway, what are your own thoughts on this?

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Re: After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their li

Post by HistoryGeek2019 » 29 Dec 2019 23:08

A doctor or nurse in Hitler's field hospital in WW1 could overdose him, or infect him, or find other ways of killing him and making it look like he died naturally or from his wounds.

Or a German soldier on the front could shoot him when no one is looking.

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Re: After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their li

Post by Futurist » 30 Dec 2019 22:58

HistoryGeek2019 wrote:
29 Dec 2019 23:08
A doctor or nurse in Hitler's field hospital in WW1 could overdose him, or infect him, or find other ways of killing him and making it look like he died naturally or from his wounds.

Or a German soldier on the front could shoot him when no one is looking.
Both of these would require a lot of luck due to one having to be at the right place at the right time, though. In contrast, I want something that literally ANY ordinary person would be capable of doing.

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Re: After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their li

Post by Octotrooper » 10 Feb 2020 20:20

He could always just die in battle instead of being wounded. Other than that I really don't see another way.

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Re: After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their li

Post by Sheldrake » 10 Feb 2020 23:23

Hitler was lucky. He was the target of many unsuccessful assassination attempts.

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Re: After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their li

Post by Futurist » 05 May 2020 02:51

Sheldrake wrote:
10 Feb 2020 23:23
Hitler was lucky. He was the target of many unsuccessful assassination attempts.
Certainly; he had the luck of the devil. :oops:

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Re: After 1889, was there any realistic way for an ordinary person to prevent Hitler's rise to power w/o losing their li

Post by T. A. Gardner » 05 May 2020 04:18

Sure. He gets accepted to art school and becomes a painter of mediocre art...

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