It would be hard to imagine that innocent-looking kids could grow up to be full-fledged monsters. And these men are a testament to that.
He was an adorable child who grew up and entered politics. He rose to power during the Great Depression. Fueled by antisemitism, Hitler began the mass genocide of Jewish people in 1941. He caused the massacre of 11 million people.
He was regarded as handsome and charismatic growing up, and was even described the same way by his victims. He kidnapped and murdered over 35 women and decapitated at least 12 of his victims. He described himself as the “most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet.”
After being expelled from school in 1899, Stalin discovered the writings of Vladimir Lenin and joined the Marxist group known as the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Stalin rose to power and entered into a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. Before the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, 60 million were killed under Stalin’s regime.
Osama Bin Laden
Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 10, 1957 to a billionaire construction magnate with close ties to the Saudi royal family, he formed al-Qaeda with mujahideen forces by funding firearms and fighters from the Arab world into Afghanistan. After establishing a base in Afghanistan, he declared war against the U.S., initiating a series of bombings and related attacks.