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Bridget Hitler: The fascinating true story of Adolf Hitler`s Irish sister-in-law
In 1909, Alois Hitler was working as a waiter at Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin when he first met the woman who would become his wife. Bridget, who was just 17 when her father, William Dowling, struck up a conversation with the handsome foreigner. Alois told them he was a businessman on a trip to Ireland. Even if Bridget had known the truth - that Alois was actually a penniless waiter twice convicted of theft - it would have made little difference, such was her affection for the Austrian. The couple eloped to London and married on June 3, 1910. Bridget was yet to turn 19. William Dowling threatened to have Alois arrested for kidnapping, but Bridget dissuaded him. The couple soon settled across the Irish Sea in Liverpool - where their son William `Patrick` Hitler was born on March 12, 1911. Bridget couldn`t have known, but she had just given birth to the nephew of the man who would become the most notorious genocidal dictator in European history.
Why I Hate My Uncle by William Hitler
William Patrick Hitler was born in Liverpool in the UK in 1911. His father was Adolf Hitler`s brother Alois Hitler. William moved to Germany in 1933 in an attempt to benefit from his uncle`s position of power. It appears William, who was familiar with Adolf`s family background, was an embarrassing thorn in Adolf`s side during the 1930s. Moving to the United States in 1939, William served in the US Navy in World War II. After the war, William Hitler changed his last name to Stuart-Houston.
Eduard Bloch: The Jewish Doctor who happened to be the physician of Adolf Hitler`s family
Being a doctor is a difficult profession, but being Hitler`s family doctor is a whole new level of difficult. Eduard Bloch was an Austrian doctor practicing in Linz (Austria) and until 1907 the physician of Adolf Hitler`s family.
Austrian historian claims parish records show Adolf Hitler had a disabled younger brother
Adolf Hitler had a disabled younger brother named Otto, an Austrian historian has claimed. It had been thought Adolf Hitler, born in Branau am Inn in April 1889, was his parents` fourth child after Gustav, Ida and Otto, who all died in infancy. But Florian Kotanko, the chairman of the Branau historical association, now claims parish records show Otto was born in June 1892, having lived just seven days. Kotanko said this discovery might mean the then three-year-old Adolf was aware of his mother`s pregnancy and his disabled brother.
Austria launches action to seize Hitler`s house
Austria`s government submitted a law to seize the house where Hitler was born, in a bid to stop the building from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine. The large corner house in the quaint northern town of Braunau am Inn near the German border where the Nazi dictator was born in 1889 has been owned by the family of a local woman for more than a century.
No One Wants to Rent Hitler`s Birthplace in Austria
The Interior Ministry of Austria is having a hard time finding a renter for Adolf Hitler`s birthplace in Braunau. The rent for the 8,600-square-foot home where one of history`s worst villains was birthed in 1889 has become hard to keep up–at 4,600 Euros-per-month–since the building`s last tenant left in 2011.
William Patrick Hitler`s diaries reveal how the Fuhrer`s nephew went to Berlin to cash in on his connections - only to end up fighting the Nazis
William Patrick Hitler`s diaries which reveal how the Fuhrer`s British-born nephew went to Berlin to cash in on his connections - only to end up fighting the Nazis. The book was found in a house that once belonged to the family of a man called William Patrick Hitler, the British-born nephew of the Nazi dictator. And three of his four sons survive today, carefully protecting the truth about their family with a new double-barrelled surname.
Hitler`s home set to become House of Responsibility museum dedicated to his crimes
Austria authorities have decided to turn Adolf Hitler`s home, located in the upper-Austrian town of Braunau am Inn, into a museum called as "House of Responsibility", which would be dedicated to his crimes against humanity committed during the Third Reich. The two-storey "Hitler house" is in the centre of Braunau am Inn on Austria`s border with Germany. It has been empty for the past two years, but politicians have argued bitterly about its fate for decades. Critics insisted that demolition was the only way of dispelling the stigma attached to the building.
The End of Hitler`s Family Line: The Pact Between the Sons of Hitler`s Nephew Never to Have Children
the fate of the survival of Hitler`s bloodline rests in the hands of just five family members: the two sons (Peter Raubal and Heiner Hochegger) of Adolf Hitler`s half-sister Angela Hitler, and the three remaining sons (Alexander, Louis, and Brian Stuart-Houston) of Adolf`s half-brother Alois Hitler Jr. The Stuart-Houston brothers have made an agreement to never have any children in order to intentionally kill the Hitler bloodline.
Hitler`s nephew William Patrick Hitler begged to join US Army to fight Nazis
Adolf Hitler`s nephew pleaded to enlist in the US army and fight against his uncle`s Nazi regime, a letter written in 1942 reveals. "I am the nephew and only descendant of the ill-famed Chancellor and Leader of Germany who today so despotically seeks to enslave the free and Christian peoples of the globe. More than anything else I would like to see active combat as soon as possible and thereby be accepted by my friends and comrades as one of them in this great struggle for liberty," William Patrick Hitler wrote in the letter, which finally reached then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who allowed Hitler to join the Navy in 1944.
The Irish Hitler: the strange tale of Bridget Hitler and the Nazi leader
The quiet grave in a small Catholic cemetery in Coram, Long Island contains the bodies of Bridget and Patrick Stuart Huston, her son. However, there is no surname on the gravestone because they were notorious under another name. Bridget Dowling was a Dublin native who married Alois, Adolf Hitler`s half brother. She bore a son, Patrick who had four children himself, two of whom survive. The sons grew up on Patchogue, Long Island. The sons are among the only remaining blood links to Adolf Hitler and the two surviving brothers have no children so if they remain that way the Hitler Irish and American link will die out.
Gravestone of Hitler`s parents - Alois and Klara Hitler- removed over neo-Nazi threat in Leonding, Austria
The grave of Adolf Hitler`s parents has been dismantled because it had become a memorial site for neo-Nazis. The gravestone was taken away and the burial plot can now be used by another family, although the bones of Hitler`s parents are to remain in the ground. "I am concerned that the grave of my forebears has repeatedly been abused for expressions of sympathy... I have decided to give up the usage rights," read the statement by an elderly woman distantly related to Hitler who had tended to the grave. In November, someone had placed a vase with the symbol for the Third Reich`s paramilitary SS unit on the resting site of Alois and Klara Hitler, while a plaque commemorating their son`s 120th birthday was found there in 2009.
British diary proves that Charlotte Lobjoie claimed, already in 1944, that she had Hitler`s child
An entry in a WWII pocket diary supports claims that Hitler fathered an illegitimate son. Royal Engineer Leonard Wilkes`s diary could offer the earliest written record of the story of Frenchwoman Charlotte Lobjoie, who claimed that Hitler fathered his son Jean-Marie Loret. On September 30 in 1944 Leonard wrote: "An interesting day today. Visited the house where Hitler stayed as a corporal in the last war, saw the woman who had a baby by him and she told us that the baby, a son, was now fighting in the French army against the Germans."
Question: Is it true that 4 remaining family members of Adolf Hitler live on Long Island?
(A) Four great-nephews of Adolf Hitler were born and raised on Long Island, and three of them continue to live there under a different last name. They keep a low profile, although several articles and at least one book have been written about the family in the past 20 years. Louis and Brian Stuart-Houston are landscapers in East Patchogue, N.Y., and Alexander Stuart-Houston is a retired psychologist. A fourth brother, Howard Ronald Stuart-Houston, died in an auto accident in 1989. Their father, William Patrick Hitler, was the son of Alois Hitler Jr., who was Adolf Hitler`s older half-brother.
Portraits of Hitler`s parents - Alois and Klara Hitler - up for auction
Missing since the end of the Second World War, the original portraits of Adolf Hitler`s parents have surfaced and will be put up for auction in Solana Beach. The portraits of Alois and Klara Hitler could go for $100,000 or more, according to Craig Gottlieb, a WWII memorabilia expert and the man setting up the auction. A period photograph from the Berghof shows a set of portraits hanging in one of Hitler`s rooms. The family who owns the portrait set is originally from France.
Documentary film: The Hitler Family - In the Shadow of the Dictator (Article no longer available from the original source)
Documentary film "The Hitler Family" is a comprehensive portrait of Hitler and his family, relying on a range of newly-discovered and previously unpublished material, plus authentic film footage of interviews with Hitler`s sister Paula and his nephew Willy. In addition Hitler`s favorite nephew Heinz Hitler, who saw action on the Eastern Front, and William Patrick Hitler, who blackmailed the Nazi leader with "embarrassing facts" from the family history, are covered.
One of Hitler`s closest surviving relatives tracked down on a cattle farm in Austria
One of Hitler`s closest living relatives has been tracked down on a cattle farm in a remote village in northern Austria. Gerhard Koppensteiner - who looks like the Führer - wants to play down the connection. Gerhar, whose grandmother was the dictator`s first cousin, said: "This has haunted my family all our lives. It is a terrible burden. I grew up knowing I was related to him. How do you learn to live with that?" Neighbours in the mountain village near the Czech border know of the Hitler connection, but one of them explained: "You can`t hold Hitler`s crimes against them."
DNA test traces Hitler`s cousin in Austrian Waldviertel region, where 39 other relatives may live
A DNA test on a man in Austria has revealed that he is one of the last living relatives of Adolf Hitler. The 46yo farmer, believed to be a cousin of the Nazi dictator, was horrified to learn Hitler`s blood runs in his veins. Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders says the man is not alone: there are 39 others living in the remote Waldviertel region of Austria - the home to Hitler`s grandmother Anna Schicklgruber, father Alois and mother Klara. The journalist had collected Hitler DNA secretly by taking a serviette dropped by Alexander Stuart-Houston - one of 3 Hitler descendants living in the United States.
For sale in Braunau-am-Inn: The house where Adolf Hitler was born
The owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born wants to sell the property (Salzburger Vorstadt 15), but the local authority tries to block any sale because it fears it could end up in the hands of neo-nazis. The town council would like to buy it, but haven`t got enough money. It was in a room on the first floor of the 3-storey house that Hitler`s mother Klara gave birth to her son on April 20, 1889. The only Nazi-era sign is on an iron gate, the initials MB for Hitler`s party secretary Martin Bormann, who declared the house a national monument after Hitler annexed Austria in 1938.
1940 - Novel follows Adolf Hitler`s doctor Eduard Bloch in NYC
In "1940" Jay Neugeboren builds his narrative around a historical figure from Adolf Hitler`s life - Eduard Bloch, the Jewish doctor who was the Hitler family physician when the Führer was growing up in Linz. Bloch not only treated the young Adolf, but also cared for his mother Klara. After Klara`s death, Adolf expressed his gratitude, first in person, then in hand-drawn cards. After the "Anschluss" Hitler asked about Bloch`s wellbeing and declared him "an `Edeljude`- a noble Jew." Bloch remained under Gestapo protection, and he got the same food and clothing ration cards as other Germans.
As It Happened: Hitler`s Family - Documentary
Who would have thought that Adolf Hitler, Fuehrer of Nazi Germany, history`s most famous homicidal maniac, came from anything other than a perfect family? Hitler`s family was a kooky bunch. His mentally ill second cousin Aloisia Veit was locked up in an asylum for 9 years and then sent to the gas chambers for being "unworthy of life". His half-brother Alois Hitler, Jr. was a social-climbing bigamist and his sociopathic half-sister Angela Hitler used her name to have neighbours forcibly removed. Embarrassed by his sister Paula Hitler, he forced her to live under an assumed name.
Adolf Hitler`s Jewish Doctor: New Bio Details Eduard Bloch`s Fate
Hitler family`s Jewish doctor in Linz, Eduard Bloch, treated Adolf when he caught colds and his mother Klara when she fell mortally ill. A diary given to Historian Brigitte Hamann by Bloch`s descendants provided the impetus for "Hitler`s Edeljude" - the title refers to those "noble" Jews who enjoyed protection of the Nazi elite. -- Hitler was quite a nice child and attentive to his mother. It has been said that Hitler`s hatred started because Bloch couldn`t save his mother. That`s not true. Hitler was very attached to the old man and respected him. He even thanked him with two of his own painted postcards. Bloch was protected by the Gestapo on Hitler`s orders.
Darkest Secrets of Adolf - Hitler tried to cover up a family history (Article no longer available from the original source)
Adolf Hilter tried to cover up a family history of inbreeding and lunacy. A new book by German author Ralf G. Jahn reveals his twisted upbringing as he ranted about creating a master race. Hitler`s Family Secret tells how Adolf Hitler was even mocked by SS chief Heinrich Himmler, who privately wrote that only "idiotic" relatives came from the line of Schicklgruber - Hitler`s real name. One cousin committed suicide, another spent his life in a mental asylum and two more were severely handicapped.
Adolf Hitler`s last relatives lead quiet life in a New York suburb
Three brothers living an uneventful life on Long Island, New York, have decided to write a book about their family. Their famous relative: Adolf Hitler. Alexander, Louis and Brian Hitler are direct descendants of the Nazi German leader`s paternal side. A fourth brother, Howard, died in a car accident in 1989. The three are also childless, suggesting that Hitler`s bloodline may die with them. Their father, William Patrick Hitler, is the subject of a play called `Little Willy`. William is the son of Alois Hitler Jr, half-brother of the Nazi dictator because they shared the same father.
The Search for the Long Island Hitlers - The Führer`s half-brother
In "Little Willy," which Mr. Kassen researched and wrote over the course of six years, he plays William Patrick Hitler, born in 1911 to the Führer`s half-brother, Alois, and an Irish woman named Brigid Dowling. Accurate as far as the evidence goes, and astutely imagined when evidence is lacking, "Little Willy" dramatizes the young man`s attempts to trade on his family name, first as a salesman in prewar Germany, where he played up his closeness to the chancellor, and then on American lecture tours that advertised "his daring exposé of intrigue among the enslavers of Europe."
Little Willy, a Play About Hitler`s playboy Nephew
"little Willy is a humorous production that tells the little-known true story of the devil-may-care playboy William Patrick Hitler – who also happened to be none other than Adolf Hitler’s estranged nephew. The show exposes William’s life as a skirt-chaser, VW Beetle car salesman and United States Naval soldier and reveals publicly for the first time the secrets that he used to bribe his notorious uncle.
Paula Hitler Information - Hitler`s Sister biography (Article no longer available from the original source)
Paula worked as a secretary in a military hospital until the end of the Second World War, was arrested by US Intelligence officers in May 1945. Paula said she couldn`t bring herself to believe her brother had been responsible for the Holocaust. In 1952 she moved to Berchtesgaden, reportedly living in seclusion in a two-room flat until her death on 1 June 1960. There is some evidence she shared her brother`s strong German nationalist beliefs.
Interview with Paula Hitler on 5th June 1946
It was especially my brother Adolf, who challenged my father to extreme harshness and who got his sound thrashing every day. He was a scrubby little rogue, and all attempts of his father to thrash him for his rudeness and to cause him to love the profession of an official of the estate were in vain. How often on the other hand did my mother caress him and try to obtain with her kindness, were the father could not succeed with harshness!
Interview with Paula Hitler on 12th July 1945
Since I was so much younger than my brother he never considered me a playmate. He played a leading role among his early companions. His was favourite game was cops and robbers, and that sort of thing. He had a lot of companions. I could not say what took place in their games, as I was never present. Adolf as a child always came home too late. He got a spanking every night for not coming home on time.
Hitler sister - Paula Wolf - footage to be shown
A rare TV interview with Adolf Hitler`s sister will be screened for the first time since 1959, having been found in a hunt for missing shows. Paula Wolf was filmed talking about her brother for hour-long ITV documentary Tyranny: The Years of Adolf Hitler, which also interviewed his chauffeur.
The Hitler Family unveiled (Article no longer available from the original source)
Adolf Hitler left no offspring when he died in his bunker in 1945. But despite his lifelong attempt to conceal his origins, he in fact had numerous relatives, some still living in America. Aside from a sister called Paula, he had a half-brother named Alois who owned a bar in Berlin and he had a nephew, William Patrick "Willie" Hitler.
Discovery of a journal written by Adolf Hitler`s sister Paula Hitler
Historians Timothy Ryback and Florian Beierl acclaimed the discovery in Germany of a journal written by Adolf Hitler`s sister Paula Hitler, saying it offers insights into the dysfunctional nature of the Führer`s family. Recounting the earliest memories of her childhood, when she was around 8 and Adolf was 15, Paula Hitler wrote: "Once again I feel my brother`s loose hand across my face." The two historians have also located a joint memoir by Hitler`s half-brother, Alois, and half-sister, Angela. One excerpt describes the violence exercised by Hitler`s father Alois, and how Adolf`s mother Klara tried to protect her son from regular beatings.
Nazis gassed a member of Adolf Hitler`s own family
A member of Adolf Hitler`s own family was one of those killed in the Nazi campaign to wipe out the mentally ill, according to two historians. The woman, named as "Aloisia V", was the great grandchild of Hitler`s great aunt - his second cousin, once removed. She was gassed to death on 6 December 1940, at a mental institution in Austria, historian Timothy Ryback said. Medical files show she suffered from schizophrenia, depression, delusions and other mental problems.
The Last of the Hitlers - Hitler`s nephew had three sons
Adolf Hitler left no offspring when he died in his bunker in 1945. But he wasn`t the last of the Hitler line. He had a nephew, William Patrick Hitler, who grew up in England, moved to America, and had three sons. The story of those Hitlers is told in a new documentary, "The Last of the Hitlers," based on the book of the same name by British journalist David Gardner.
American kin of Hitler made pact not to have children
The American relatives of Adolf Hitler entered into a pact to end the family bloodline by not having children. Investigation of the Hitler clan has revealed that the nephew of the dictator grew up in England and later moved to the US. The nephew, William Patrick Hitler, is long dead but his 3 sons live with their mother in Long Island, according to a report. The publicity-shy sons, who have dropped the Hitler surname, were well aware of the infamy of their bloodline. "They talked among themselves about the burden they`ve had in the background of their lives, and decided that none of them would marry, none of them would have children," said David Gardner.
Getting to know the Hitlers - in Long Island, New York
FOR more than 50 years, the relatives of Adolf Hitler have hidden under false names in Long Island, New York. They have not spoken publicly since the Second World War. In a revelatory new book to be launched this week, they break their silence. David Gardner tells their story. William Patrick was the son of Adolf Hitler`s half-brother, Alois, but there was little family affection: "Uncle Adolf" referred to William Patrick as "my loathsome nephew".
Rumors: Hitler had a son with his niece Geli Raubal?
According to a Czech journalist W Faltinek, the son of Adolf Hitler, born on February 23, 1929, in Berlin, of Geli Raubal as mother, is living Indianapolis, and is willing to undergo DNA analysis to prove his origin. His name is still being kept secret. -- Hitler`s infatuation with his niece Geli Raubal may in theory have led to a child in 1929 (she committed suicide in his apartment early in September 1931); but people like Goebbels, who was for a time interested in Geli himself, would surely have commented on her pregnancy in his diary, and her brother Leo, whom was interviewed in the early 1970s, would have told about it also.
The last of the Hitlers - Hitler relatives 1998 (Article no longer available from the original source)
He was a man who called the most detested dictator of our times "Uncle Adolf" - until William Patrick, Hitler`s British-born half-nephew, fled from Europe and, as a fervent anti-Nazi, sought to hide the shame of his name. He disappeared from history. Scores of academics have tried unsuccessfully to track him down. Now, after half a century, the Sunday Times can end the mystery and disclose an even more fascinating story. That, incredibly, the last of the Hitler line are alive and well and living in obscurity in the eastern US. They are the sons of William Patrick and their names are Alex, Louis and Brian.