By Miriam Shaviv, August 15, 2008
A senior academic at an Israeli university is claiming to have a family connection to Adolf Hitler.
Michael Mach, of Tel Aviv University's Department of Philosophy, told the JC that his grandmother, Erna, married Hans Hitler after divorcing his grandfather.
Hans Hitler, he claimed, was Hitler's nephew - the illegitimate child of the German leader's half-brother, Alois Jr.
Last week Dr Mach, who is a German-born convert to Orthodox Judaism, told The Guardian that he met Hans Hitler only once, aged 12, when his grandparents came to tea.