First Jesus, now this. A recent DNA test on some of the Nazi leader’s relatives carried out by Belgian journalist Jean-Paul Mulders showed that he may not have had the “superior” bloodline that he was so proud of.
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. 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.
To be fair, the guy did end up killing himself, so you can’t really call him a hypocrite. Anyway, the takeaway here is that Hitler was really just the biggest bully of all time. And just like any old bully, from your slightly-bigger-than-the-other-kids-on-the-playground-jerk aaaaall the way up to your most infamous historical dictators, all the tough-guys really hate is themselves. Life lesson for all you mini-wannabe geniuses out there.
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.