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article imageDNA tests reveal Hitler descended from Jews, Africans

By David Silverberg     Aug 24, 2010 in Science
Adolf Hitler has some Jewish and African blood in him, according to new DNA tests carried out on his relatives. The tests reveal he is biologically linked to the races he sought to murder.
Adolf Hitler, who called Jews and Africans "sub-human," is actually a descendant from both those backgrounds, DNA tests reveal.
According to the Daily Mail, journalist Jean-Paul Mulders and historian Marc Vermeeren tracked down 39 of the Fuhrer's relatives earlier this year using DNA. The family lineage included an Austrian farmer revealed only as a cousin named Norbert H.
The researchers found in their DNA a chromosome called Haplopgroup E1b1b (Y-DNA), commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, in Algeria, Libya and Tunisia as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.
Mulders told the Belgian magazine: "One can from this postulate that Hitler was related to people whom he despised."
As the Daily Mail reports: 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.
This recent DNA discovery isn't the first time a theory about Hitler's Judaic roots has surfaced. The Jerusalem Report says Hitler's father, Alois, was "thought by some to have been the illegitimate offspring of a maid called Maria Schickelgruber and a 19-year-old Jewish man with the family name of Frankenberger."
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