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Hitler’s DNA: Delicious Irony?

Sometimes a story catches your eye because it is filled with so much irony it can’t be ignored. Everyone knows who Adolph Hitler was. Everyone knows what he did. You’ve no doubt read about his master race and his search for the perfect and pure Aryan. He unleashed such monsters as Joseph Mengele, Auschwitz’s Angel of Death, who performed horrific experiments in his quest for this mythical Master Race.

Now evidence has surfaced that perhaps Hitler was not as Aryan as he had world believe. DNA samples obtained from 39 relatives of Hitler showed some surprising results. A rare chromosome known as Haplogroup E1b1b1 was found among his relatives, and presumably would be found in Hitler’s own DNA if it were available. Why is this important? This particular chromosome is very rare in Western Europe and is typically found in the Berbers of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.

Does this mean that Hitler is actually the son of Jews and of Africa? Not necessarily since this is not absolute proof but you have to admit it would be a very delicious irony if this were the case.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2010 in DNA

 
 
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