Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hitler Might Have Married......A Jew?

How would this be for poetic justice?  According to a BBC Channel 4 documentary, Eva Braun, who was Adolf Hitler's mistress and very briefly his wife, may have had some Jewish ancestry.  From the National Post:
A study of hair samples found in Braun’s hairbrush at Hitler’s Alpine retreat is said to have identified a genetic sequence strongly associated with the Ashkenazi Jews, of which she is unlikely to have been aware.
Also according to the Post, many Ashkenazi Jews in Germany converted to Catholicism.  The descendants of such converts would thus no longer be Jews in the religious sense, but could have DNA associated with Jews in the ethnic sense.

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