Opportunities for an ordinary person to stop Hitler after 1889 without losing his/her life in the process

Futurist

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May 2014
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Which opportunities were there after Hitler's birth in 1889 for an ordinary person to either directly or indirectly (through the butterfly effect) stop Hitler from ever coming to power in Germany without this ordinary person losing his or her life afterwards?

Personally, the only realistic way that I could see this happen would be if someone would have prevented Gavrilo Princip from killing Franz Ferdinand and thus triggering World War I in mid-1914. If there would have been no World War I at all, then Hitler would have obviously never come to power in Germany. (A later World War I would be a more interesting question, of course. If Hitler survives a later WWI, he could still come to power if the Germans lose this alt-WWI but probably not if the Germans will win this alt-WWI.)

Killing Hitler in the pre-WWI era was perfectly doable, but the problem is that this would have very likely resulted in one getting hanged and thus losing one's life. I strongly want to prevent this outcome. Basically, I want to find a way for an ordinary person to stop Hitler at some point in time after 1889 without this ordinary person getting hanged and/or killed as a result of this.

Anyway, what other opportunities--if any--do you see for an ordinary person to stop Hitler after 1889 without losing his or her own life as a result of this?
 
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Futurist

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Mentor him with the illustrating skills?
I'm afraid that there's only so much that one could actually do in regards to this, though. :( I mean, if someone doesn't have enough talent, then they're probably not going to have enough talent regardless of just how much you will help them. :(

True, there might be exceptions to this rule, but would Hitler have actually been one of these exceptions?
 
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Anyway, what other opportunities--if any--do you see for an ordinary person to stop Hitler after 1889 without losing his or her own life as a result of this?
Break his leg when he is a kid. With luck he is rejected for service with the German army.....................rest takes care of itself
 

Futurist

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#5
Break his leg when he is a kid. With luck he is rejected for service with the German army.....................rest takes care of itself
As a German civilian, though, Hitler could still come to resent the Jews, socialists, Communists, and republicans for allegedly stabbing Germany in the back during WWI. Also, ironically, breaking his leg is only going to significantly increase Hitler's odds of surviving WWI if this indeed causes him to be rejected for army service during the war.
 
Mar 2019
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As a German civilian, though, Hitler could still come to resent the Jews, socialists, Communists, and republicans for allegedly stabbing Germany in the back during WWI. Also, ironically, breaking his leg is only going to significantly increase Hitler's odds of surviving WWI if this indeed causes him to be rejected for army service during the war.
Most of his radicalization came from his time in the army and the perception that they were stabbed in the back by the Jews. Civilians really only started to buy into that once the Nazi party was gaining traction. The trick is to keep him away from being radicalized until the mid 20s. Then he would have had no hope of rising as far as he did within the party.
 
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Futurist

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Most of his radicalization came from his time in the army and the perception that they were stabbed in the back by the Jews. Civilians really only started to buy into that once the Nazi party was gaining traction. The trick is to keep him away from being radicalized until the mid 20s. Then he would have had no hope of rising as far as he did within the party.
Are you sure that German civilians didn't believe the stab-in-the-back myth? After all, they were also severely hurt by Germany's WWI--with the reparations, hyperinflation, et cetera.
 
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Don't I recall that he was right next to a comrade killed by an Allied sniper in WWI? Maybe if the sniper had chosen Hitler as a target, WWII and associated ills may not have happened.
 
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Futurist

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Don't I recall that he was right next to a comrade killed by an Allied sniper in WWI? Maybe if the sniper had chosen Hitler as a target, WWII and associated ills may not have happened.
Not every ordinary person actually has the opportunity to come within a sniper's range of AH during a war, though.
 

Kotromanic

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#10
I'm afraid that there's only so much that one could actually do in regards to this, though. :( I mean, if someone doesn't have enough talent, then they're probably not going to have enough talent regardless of just how much you will help them. :(

True, there might be exceptions to this rule, but would Hitler have actually been one of these exceptions?
And I thought one of your ambitions was to be a teacher, Futurist!
 
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