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Was Hitler a Jew? - The issue of the Italian "Domenica del corriere", dealing the question of Adolf Hitler origin - August 1961

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Issue of the Italian newspaper "Domenica del corriere" from August 13, 1961 dealing with the question of Adolf Hitler's identity. The title of the issue: "Hitler era ebreo?" - "Was Hitler a Jew?", and a large symbolical painting of an imaginary figure of Hitler about to attack Hitler with the Jewish yellow patch.

The main article in the middle pages of the issue written by Mario Storelli deals with the question of Adolf Hitler's origin. According to the writer who relied on the Austrian state archives, and other sources, Hitler's original name was Adolfo Heidler [Huttler] with the Jewish sound. The original name of Hitler's father - the Austrian customs officer Alois Schickelgruber was Heidler, and fearing that he would be identified as a Jew, Adolf changed his last name to "Hitler" in his youth, through the community registrar in Rüdesheim. According to testimonies received from Hitler's friends in the years 1907-1913, he spoke many times about the Jewish sound in his last name and how much it bothered him, and his friend Josef Greiner urged him to change it urgently. According to him, If he hadn't changed his identity, It is doubtful whether he would even have been accepted into the ranks of the Nazi Party in the first place. At the end of the Article, the writer even doubts the fact that Hitler committed suicide in the chancellor's bunker in Berlin, and that according to rumors circulating in Germany in those days (as of the time of writing the article - August 1961) he was living in Argentina with Eva Braun and the two had two children.
The root of the claims to doubt Hitler's true origin is related to the fact that when Hitler's father, Alois Schickelgruber, was baptized into Christianity, his father's name was not entered in the baptism book and as a result his identity is not known with certainty to this day. The claim that this unknown grandfather was Jewish first appeared in the memoirs written by Hans Frank, the Governor General of Poland, while awaiting his execution by hanging following the Nuremberg trials. According to Frank, Hitler approached him in 1930 with a request to investigate his origins, following a letter from his nephew, William Patrick Hitler, threatening to publicly expose the "disgrace" of Hitler's Judaism (this testimony even appears in the article before us). Frank's research revealed, that Hitler's grandmother gave birth to Alois while she was working as a maid in the home of a Jew from Graz named Frankenberger.

complete sheet. 39 p. 40 cm. Very good condition.

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115. Was Hitler a Jew? - The issue of the Italian "Domenica del corriere", dealing the question of Adolf Hitler origin - August 1961