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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hitler Jewish? DNA Tests Show Dictator May Have 'Had Jewish And African Roots'

DNA tests apparently show that the Nazi dictator may have had Jewish and African ancestry.

The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph says that saliva samples were collected from 39 Hitler relatives:

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.
Why is that relevant?  "Hitler would not have been happy," said Professor Ronny Decorte in a Google translation of the Knack's web-version of the story. Decorte, a genetics expert from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (a Flemish research university), says that Hitler apparently wasn't "Aryan" -- what the Nazi would have considered "pure."

But even more than that, it is relevant because it shows that we all have more in common than we have differences.  So next time one group spouts hate or fear towards another, ask yourself how you would feel if the targeted group was related to you.

It also highlights yet again, the dangers of fear and hate based politics.  While Hitler may be one of the most extreme examples, the politics of fear and hate have no winners.


  1. It also shows people often hate and discriminate most, against things that are in themselves. Example: Most homophobes are concealing their own homosexual tendencies.

    Is it possible Hitler knew of some of his "less than pure white Ancestry?"Did he hide it and in turn hate it and try to wipe it off the earth.

    There are plenty of little Hitlers walking around this country and within the Tea Party. They need to be exposed and dismantled. I hate bigots. Bigots should be gathered and all put together in prisons.

    1. Your sounding a lot like Hitler by saying that. Just change the word Bigot with Jews, and you get Hitler. Your sort of an Anti-Hitler who is afraid because deep down you just want to kill every person who is different that you can get your hands on.