Adolf Hitler

DNA test reveals Jewish ancestry of Hitler's wife, Eva Braun

By Daniel Easterman, April 7, 2014

DNA tests have revealed that Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun had Jewish ancestry.

The scientific examination, carried out by analysing a strand of Braun’s hair from her hairbrush, show that she had a genetic sequence strongly associated with Ashkenazi Jews.

The revelation comes as part of the Channel 4 documentary Dead Famous DNA, which will be aired on Wednesday evening.

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Irving's Hitler hair sample shown to be fake

By Sandy Rashty, March 27, 2014

The sample of Hitler’s hair which Channel 4 paid Holocaust denier David Irving more than £3,000 for, has been revealed as a fake.

The Channel bought the sample for its documentary series Dead Famous DNA, but said tests had shown it was not authentic.

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George Clooney sees the big picture in recovery of Nazi-looted art

By Sandy Rashty, February 13, 2014

German Jew Harry Ettlinger took part in one of the greatest treasure hunts in history during his wartime service with the US Army, helping to recover five million pieces of looted Nazi art. Now, the exploits of Ettlinger and his comrades from 13 Allied nations, dubbed The Monuments Men, are the subject of a new film starring and directed by George Clooney.

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Boost in Mein Kampf sales a ‘worrying trend’

By Sandy Rashty, January 16, 2014

Communal leaders have expressed concern over the increase in sales of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi manifesto, Mein Kampf, but doubt that it signals a surge in antisemitism.

Amazon reported that the e-book version of Mein Kampf — translated as My Struggle — topped its UK propaganda and spin sales chart during 2013. It was also the bestseller on the site’s political science and ideology list.

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Hundreds protest at funeral of Nazi war criminal

By Charlotte Oliver, October 16, 2013

The funeral of a Nazi war criminal was cancelled at the last minute in Italy yesterday, after protesters broke into the compound where the ceremony was taking place.

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Hollywood’s record now, not in the 1930s, is what matters

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2013

It's a plot ready-made for a film classic, one Frank Capra himself could have written. Mr Smith goes to Berlin, perhaps. The major players in a certain industry have for decades cultivated an image of respectability, heroism, of being on the side of the little guy. But then one man exposes them as collaborators; villains working on the side of evil.

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Catholics ‘celebrated Hitler birthday’ in pub

By Toby Axelrod, June 20, 2013

Allegations of extreme right-wing leanings among trainee priests have shaken the Catholic establishment in the Bavarian city of Würzburg.

It is claimed that members of Würzburg Seminary celebrated Hitler’s birthday at a party in a beer hall on April 20, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth. They are also accused of making racist remarks and jokes on a variety of occasions.

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Hitler love letter auctioned but paintings do not sell

May 23, 2013

A love letter from Hitler to his niece has sold for £2,800 at an auction in Shropshire. But five paintings by the Nazi leader expected to fetch over £24,000 failed to find a buyer at the Mullock’s sale at Ludlow Racecourse on Tuesday. Documents bearing signatures of Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, and right-hand man, Hermann Goering, also went under the hammer.

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The adventure writer who tried to kill Hitler

By Jennifer Lipman, May 10, 2013

As a teenager he attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Seven decades later Henry Wermuth is busy writing adventure stories, but his own life has been far more dramatic than his fiction.

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Austrians say life was not bad under Hitler

By Sandy Rashty, March 14, 2013

Forty two per cent of respondents to a survey commissioned ahead of Tuesday’s 75th anniversary of the Anschluss — the Nazi-led union of Germany with Austria — said that life under Hitler was “not all bad”.

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