Well I’ll be damned! And Adolf Hitler is probably turning over in his grave with the latest revelation that DNA tests have proven that Hitler had African and Jewish ancestors. Hitler was responsible for the slaughter of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.
Hitler’s heritage has been called into question before, with some suggesting his grandfather was Jewish. But this is the first claim with any scientific data to support it.
The tests were conducted by Jean-Paul Mulders, a Belgian journalist, and Marc Vermeeren, a historian. The pair tracked down 39 of Hitler’s living relatives throughout Europe and America to obtain saliva samples which ultimately suggest African and Jewish ancestry. The relatives included an Austrian farmer, identified only as a cousin named “Norbert H.”
A chromosome called “Haplogroup E1b1b” or Y-DNA was discovered in his relatives’ saliva samples, which is very rare in Germany, but it is most commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, in Algeria, Libya and Tunisia as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.
Haplogroup E1b1b1, which accounts for approximately 18 to 20 per cent of Ashkenazi and 8.6 per cent to 30 per cent of Sephardic Y-chromosomes, appears to be one of the major founding lineages of the Jewish population.
Russia possesses artifacts from Hitler that would contain his DNA, and that researchers could end the speculation if they were allowed to test those items.
Many victims of Hitler’s Holocaust, like Anne Frank, were Ashkenazi. Anne Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She gained international fame posthumously following the publication of her diary “The Diary of A Young Girl” which documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. Her diary has sold over 31 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, making it one of the most popular books ever.