A new study shows that Adolf Hitler was probably Jewish. Hitler probably never had a Bar Mitsva, and may not have even known that he was Jewish, but a new study shows that Hitler had a chromosome that is commonly found in Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.
According to the Telegraph, saliva samples from 39 of Hitler's relatives were taken and analyzed for DNA. The study showed that a chromosome called Haplogroup E1b1b1 was found in every sample. E1b1b1 is rare in Western Europe, and is most commonly found in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, as well as in Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.
"One can from this postulate that Hitler was related to people whom he despised," Jean Paul Mulders wrote in the Belgian magazine, Knack.
Mulders says that E1b1b1 is one of the major founding lineages of the Jewish population.
This isn't the first time that Hitler has been expected of being Jew. Many historians believe that Hitler's father was the illegitimate offspring of a maid and a Jewish man.
Whether Hitler was Jewish or not is kind of irrelevant now. But it does show how dangerous, and how typically unfounded, hate can be.