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    Who Are Adolf Hitler’s Last Surviving Relatives? Where Are They Now?

    No one in the world is oblivious to Adolf Hitler. The atrocities that Jewish, Black, queer, and many such communities were subjected to was due to Hitler. Hitler was the dictator of Germany from 1933 to 1945. He assumed the role of chancellor in 1933. He is considered the major reason for the commencement of World War II. He was an anti-Semitic and anti-communist and also believed in pan-Germanism.

    Hitler and his totalitarian Nazi administration were accountable for the genocide of more than six million Jews and 19.3 million prisoners of war and civilians. The number of deaths among civilians is the highest among all other recorded wars and additionally, 28.7 million soldiers and civilians died as a direct result of the war. Hence, Hitler is considered to be one of the most revolting figures in modern history.

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    Adolf Hitler’s Family

    Baby Adolf Hitler
    Baby Adolf Hitler

    Hitler’s father Alois Hitler was the illegitimate child of Maria from the Schicklgruber family. He got his second name Hitler from his mother’s marriage to Johann Hiedler. Thus, his father assumed the name of Alois Hitler. Adolf was the fourth child of Alois and his third wife Clara or Klara Polzl. Three of his siblings died as infants. Out of his two other siblings, his brother died as a child from measles and only his younger sister Paula Hitler lived until adulthood.

    Hitler also had half-siblings from his father’s second marriage to Franziska Matzelsberger, elder brother Alois Hitler Jr. and elder sister Angela Hitler. Alois Hitler Sr. was a successful customs official in the customs bureau and wanted Adolf to follow in his footsteps. Adolf Hitler married his longtime girlfriend Eva Braun on April 29, 1945, two days before they took their own life because of the invasion of Germany by Allied forces.

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    Surviving Members Of The Braun-Hitler Family

    Hitler's nephew William Hitler
    Hitler’s nephew William Hitler

    Hitler and Eva Braun did not have any children. The only surviving member of Hitler’s immediate family was his sister Paula Hitler who died in 1960. His half-siblings also survived the war. Angela Hitler died in October 1949 and her brother Alois Jr. died in May 1956. Angela had three kids from her marriage to Leo Raubal Sr.; Leo Rudolf Raubal Jr., Geli Raubal, and Elfriede Raubal. The latter married Ernst Hochegger in 1937 and had two children. Leo Raubal Jr. also had a son named Peter Raubal.

    Alois Hitler Jr. had two children from separate marriages. The son of his first marriage, Heinz Hitler died in a military prison in Soviet Russia in 1942 as a Nazi soldier. His son from his second marriage, William Patrick Hitler got married to Phyllis Jean-Jacques in the US. All four of their children died without any descendants. Eva Braun’s family survived the World War. Her mother and father died in 1976 and 1964 respectively. Braun’s elder sister died in 1979. Gretl, Braun’s younger sister gave birth to a girl and named her Eva after her sister. She also died in 1987. The only living member of the Hitler family as of right now are Angela Raubal’s grandchildren Peter Raubal and Heiner Hochegger; and Alois Hitler’s grandsons Alexander Stuart-Houston, Louis Stuart-Houston, and Brian Stuart-Houston.

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    Swarangi Gadekar
    Swarangi Gadekar
    Swarangi Gadekar is a Content Writer at First Curiosity. She likes watching and reading about everything - from a grisly murder to a slice-of-life comedy. You can often find her in a blanket staring at the laptop, shocked at the thrilling ride that a nice thriller can take you on.

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