Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DNA Tests Suggest Hitler Had Jewish And African Roots

This is not the first 'Hitler was part Jewish' claim; but may be among the more factually based (as apposed to conjecture). The story has obvious hooks; the man was what he most despised. Even without the Jewish or African link, the theme would still hold. Hitler's view of the Aryan Race was tall, blue eyed, blond haired individuals. Hitler was short with dark hair and dark eyes.


"Saliva samples taken from 39 relatives of the Nazi leader show he may have had biological links to the “subhuman” races that he tried to exterminate during the Holocaust.

Jean-Paul Mulders, a Belgian journalist, and Marc Vermeeren, a historian, tracked down the Fuhrer’s relatives, including an Austrian farmer who was his cousin, earlier this year.

A chromosome called Haplogroup E1b1b1 which showed up in their samples is rare in Western Europe and is most commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.
It is not the first time that historians have suggested Hitler had Jewish ancestry.

His father, Alois, is thought to have been the illegitimate offspring of a maid called Maria Schickelgruber and a 19-year-old Jewish man called Frankenberger.

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