Saturday, January 14, 2017

"TIL If Adolf Hitler's father hadn’t changed his name in 1877, his name would have been “Adolf Schicklgruber.”

Adolf Hitler's family tree is complicated. You will notice that the last name "Hitler" had many variations that were often used almost interchangeably. Some of the common variances were Hitler, Hiedler, Hüttler, Hytler, and Hittler. Alois Schicklgruber did change his name on January 7, 1877 to "Hitler," which was the only form of the last name that his son, Adolf, used.

The family tree is filled with multiple marriages.

Look carefully at the marriage dates and the birth dates of their children. Many children were born illegitimately or born only a couple months after marriage. Although the graph shows Johann Georg Hiedler as Alois Schicklgruber's father, this is a contested issue.

Did you notice that Hitler had a living sister? We often think of him as a loner, but his sister Paula survived him.

Also, Alois Schicklgruber's first wife has not been included. He married Anna Glassl-Hörer (1823-1883) in October 1873. Anna became an invalid soon after the marriage, in 1880 she filed for a separation, and she died three years later. Alois and Anna had no children together.

Via Reddit: link (see family tree at the link)

7 comments:

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute. I thought he changed his name to Trump?

I heard it on a report on CNN.

edutcher said...

Al's name change was explored in great length by William Shirer, complete with ruminations on the salability of, "Heil, Schicklgruber", in "The Rise and Fall Of The Third Reich".

Lem said...

John Lewis state of GA voted for Hitler?

chickelit said...

Godwin's law has already been amended to include the name "Schicklgruber."

Commander Crankshaft said...

And if Donald Trump's father hadn't changed his own name, he would have currently gone under the name of "Donald Drumpf."

Has a nice ring to it, don't it? ;-)

chickelit said...

Commando Crankshaft wrote: And if Donald Trump's father hadn't changed his own name, he would have currently gone under the name of "Donald Drumpf."

Why are lefties so smitten by Grimm's law?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

John Lewis was a pianist with the Modern Jazz Quartet.

I was listening to him last night.

I like listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet.