Thursday, 19 August 2010

Adolf Hitler's DNA shows North African and Ashkenazi Jew ancestry

BRUSSELS - Hitler was genetically related to North Africans and Jews. This suggests a Belgian journalist examination of DNA from the former Nazi leader.

Jean-Paul Mulders managed to get DNA from relatives of Hitler in Austria and the United States. He was thus in possession of his Y chromosome, from father to son transmission.

Hitler was known to haplogroup E1b1b to hear, in Western Europe is rare. This group originated in northeastern Africa and spread through the Middle East to Europe.

E1b1b is most common among Berbers and Somalis, but also in Ashkenazi Jews, says the Belgian magazine Knack in Mulders:''So you can, with appropriate perspective, that Hitler was related to the people he so despised.'' (Reuters)

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