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Report: Hitler Had a Son, Grandkids Live in France

By J.J. Goldberg

Adolf Hitler’s grandchildren are alive and living in France, according to an investigative report in the French magazine Le Point that’s recounted today on MSNBC.com. And they want a share of the royalties from Mein Kampf.

The French magazine report focuses on newly found evidence supporting the claim by their late father, a French man who said he was Hitler’s illegitimate son. The man, Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985, said his mother, a farm girl named Charlotte Lobjoie, had an affair with Hitler in June 1917 when the genocidal tyrant-to-be was a World War I German corporal serving on the Western front. She gave the child up for adoption but told him about his dad shortly before she died in 1950. Loret wrote about it in a 1981 utobiography that was widely dismissed at the time. The new evidence includes, among other things, signed Hitler paintings found in the mother’s attic and confirmed reports that Hitler sent her envelopes of cash later in life.

Photos of Loret published in Le Point do bear a marked resemblance to Der Fuehrer. A lawyer for the grandchildren is quoted as saying they are entitled to a share of royalties from Mein Kampf. No indication whether they plan to sue Yad Vashem for a share of the box office.

The story adds a new layer of tragedy to the story of Hitler’s three grand-nephews, sons of his nephew William Patrick “Willy” Hitler, who live on Long Island (for real). They never married or had children, reportedly because they wanted to make sure the Hitler blood line came to an end, since they were his only blood relatives (boy, is that a double entendre). Now that we know about their second cousins in France, it seems they might as well have gone out and sown their oats.

Nephew Willy was born in 1911 in Liverpool, son of Adolf’s older half-brother Alois Hitler Jr. He spent much of the 1930s in Germany, working for Uncle Adolf. He settled on Long Island after the war and changed his name in hopes of burying the past. Oddly enough, the name he chose was William Patrick Stuart-Houston, which seems a fairly transparent homage to the British-born Nazi philosopher Houston Stewart Chamberlain. Neighbors on Long Island during the 1950s and 1960s recall the family being somewhat secretive and speaking German in the house. Maybe the boys will want to brush up their French now.

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