- Family and Parenting
Adolf Hitler And His Family
Some Background On Adolph Hitler And His Family
Adolph Hitler was born on the 20th of April, 1889 and died the 30th of April, 1945. His offices
and roles were:
Leader of the National Socialist German Worker's Party (or Nazi Party)
Chancellor of Germany (1933 to 1945)
Head of State, as Fuhrer (1934 to 1945)
Most remembered for his leadership role in the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the
At 36 years of age, Alois Hitler married Anna Glasl-Horer. She was the 50-year-old daughter
of a customs official. She was sick when they married.
Soon he had an affair with 19-year-old Franziska Metzelsberger. Alois had many affairs in
the 1870's. Franziska became Alois Hitler's girlfriend, but they couldn't marry because the
Roman Catholic laws prohibited divorce.
In 1876, three years after Alois married Anna, he hired Klara Polzl as a household servant.
She was the 16-year-old granddaughter of his step-uncle. His girlfriend, Franziska, demanded
that Klara find another job; so Alois sent Klara on her way.
Franziska bore Alois two children. In her early 20's, she became very ill with a lung ailment.
Klara Polzl came back to help look after Franziska and her two children, with Alois. She died at
the age of 23. Klara stayed on as a housekeeper. She soon became pregnant. However, her
and Alois couldn't get married soon because they were too closely related. So Alois petitioned
the church; and they eventually got married. However, Klara called Alois Uncle Alois throughout
the remainder of their marriage.
Alois was 51 when Adolph was born. Adolph was a sickly child; and his mother fretted over
him. Adolph's father had little interest in raising children and left all the work to his wife. When
he was not working, he was either in a tavern or working with his hobby of bee-keeping.
In 1894, the Hitler family moved to Germany. It's been suggested that Alois Hitler yelled at
his children almost all the time.
Adolph's dad wanted him to go into a career in civil service. However, Adolph became so
alienated from his dad that he was repulsed by whatever his dad wanted.
Adolph's dad died in 1903. Three or four years later, a tumor was found in his mother's
breast. After a long series of painful iodoform treatments, his mother died at home on the 21st
of December, 1907. Adolph and his sister, Paula, were at her side. Adolph had a very close
relationship with his mother; and was crushed by her death and carried this grief with him for
the rest of his life.
Family Members Of Adolph Hitler
Eva Braun (Mistress and Wife)
Alois Hitler Jr. 1882-1956 (Half-Brother)
Angela Hitler 1883-1949 (Half-Sister)
Four siblings died in infancy or early childhood:
Paula Hitler 1896-1960 She was the only sibling to survive into adulthood.
Hitler had a family legacy of incest, illegitimacy, and shame. His father was born out of wedlock.
His mother was the first cousin to his father. She was possibly a half-sister.
Brother Alois was a petty criminal who ran a bar in Berlin.
Their geneologies are full of inmarriages and hereditary disease.
Paula Hitler reveals in her journal that her brother was a bully and would beat her in his
teens. He was very strict with Paula and slapped her around.
Hitler's father was violent; and his mother tried to protect her son from regular beatings.
Hitler's family has been described as dysfunctional.
Paula Hitler was engaged to marry one of Austria's worst criminals, who was responsible for
gassing 4,000 people during the war.
Past And Current Relative's Of Adolph Hitler
One German author claims mental illness among the Hitler family.
Hitler's cousin was put to death because she suffered from schizophrenia.
Hitler himself was descended from a family of peasants.
With the exception of Adolph's father, most relative's have not traveled outside of a 30 mile
area, where the Hitler family is from. Hitler's three grand-nephews were all American-born
and have always adopted, in reaction to their father, a low profile attitude. No historian,
publisher, or journalist has ever suceeded in luring the family to publish anything or even
come out of their secluded lifestyle.
American relatives agreed not to have children and to stop living in fear. Although, they
have promised to publish a book before they die.
Some people don't know they are distant descendants of Hitler, because parents have
changed their name and never told their children. None of the descendants seem to have
any resemblance to Adolph Hitler. The Hitler family have kept the secret of their lineage
Thirty-nine living relatives of Hitler were discovered by Belgian researchers after their claims
to have decoded Hitler's DNA. Three are living in America, and 36 other's live in the wooded
area of Austria, the area where the Hitler's are from.
There is strong evidence that Adolph had relationships with a number of women. Most
noted are six of them. Three committed suicide. One attempted suicide, but died 8 years
after attempting suicide, from complications related to the suicide attempt.
In January 1939, William Patrick Hitler wrote an article for Look Magazine on "Why I Hate
My Uncle." He and his wife decided that their grave, located on a small cemetary on Long
Island, would display only their first names and "Rest In Peace."