Lead: Product of a domineering father and indulgent Mother, head-strong young Austrian Adolf Heilder entered school with an unusual gift for speaking and a desire to become an artist.

 

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 

                Content: Neither by his Mother’s permissiveness or Father’s uncontrolled anger was young Adolf given a structured environment in his home and he became a self-willed and stubborn child. He early on became fascinated with German history, particularly the glory days of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-1871, and as a borderland resident adopted the Pan-German inclination to admire the German Kaiser.