Adolf Hitler had a son with a French teen – Declassified Secrets. Adolf Hitler had a son with a French teenager while serving as a soldier during the First World War, according to new evidence. Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris’s Le Point magazine. Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret’s mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to Fournes-in-Weppe, a small town west of Lille, for regular leave.
Frankly, I agree with pohnpei, while it is an interesting footnote, if it were true (and it seems about certain it's not) I don't see what difference it makes. What really bothers me about stories like this is that the public focuses on them to the exclusion of the work of actual historians who raise questions with far greater implications than this.
It seems that these stories of unknown children pop up every now and then; and one should always view them with a substantial degree of skepticism. Frizzyperm makes an excellent point, that it took him only a few minutes to find a definitive source which disproves the rumor.
Quite frankly, if it were true, historians would have uncovered it by now and its authenticity verified. It seems to me that this Frenchman found a way to draw notoriety to himself by claiming to be Hitler's son. One can certainly think of better ways to get ones name in print.
As for HItler being part Jewish, there has been substantial speculation about this for many years. His father, Alois Hitler, was born to Anna Schickelgruber who was not married and refused to divulge the name of the father of her child. It was commonly known that she had been housekeeper for a wealthy Jewish family and rumors were about, even before Adolf Hitler was born, that the father of Alois was Jewish. Anna later married a gentleman with the surname Hitler who claimed to be Alois true father and gave him his last name; however the speculation continues. This speculation appears to have more basis in fact than that of an unknown son.
Apparently this story is back in the news, with some people claiming that Loret and Hitler shared the same blood type (see link below). Loret himself is long dead; it's curious that the story is being revived now. It's even more curious that Loret chose to wear a mustache that made him resemble Hitler!
This article claims that Loret is still alive:
Obviously one of these reporters is mistaken about a very simple fact. Here's one last article that may explain the unsolvedmystery's interest in the case:
I have to agree with both of the points above. It does not change history, it is simply (if true) a new theory. Regardless, I would also have a hard time believing that a person would admit that his or her father was Hitler.
Why would anyone admit such a thing? Either way, I too would like to see proof. There are so many conspiracy theories about Hitler, that it seems like a new one is always popping up. Where did you get your information? How do you know this is true? If so, what is the point?
It is not clear that this is true. Loret certainly believes that Hitler was his father, but the evidence is not exactly conclusive. At this point, I have a hard time seeing how this matters. It does not change the world at all to find out Hitler had a son. If this is true, it is just a mildly interesting footnote to history.
From wikipedia and many reliable newspapers...
In 2008, the Belgian journalist Jean-Paul Mulders found the definitive solution to this enigma. He traveled to Germany, Austria, France and the United States to collect DNA of the Lorets and of the last living relatives of Hitler in Austria and on Long Island. By comparing this, Mulders could prove that Jean-Marie Loret was not the son of Adolf Hitler.
The results of his research were published in Het Laatste Nieuws, Belgium's largest newspaper. In February 2009 a book on this subject has been published by Herbig Verlag in Munich: Auf der Suche nach Hitlers Sohn - Eine Beweisaufnahme. The news was picked-up by several international media, including Daily Mail, USA Today, Bild, Hürriyet and China Daily.
The DNA tests of Hitler's relatives also showed that he probably had some Jewish and African ancestors, which presents the modern Nazi with a conundrum... their beloved Fuhrer wasn't a pureblood Aryan and had untermenschen roots, but, on the other hand, they can now blame the Jews for The Holocaust. ;-)
And, Dear Unsolvedmysteries34, it took me 15 seconds to find this clear information which 'solves your mystery'. Don't you think you have a responsibility to check information before you run around the internet telling everyone about it?