Did Hitler Have A Son?
Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War.
His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris’s Le Point magazine.
Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret’s mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917.
Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to Fournes-in-Weppe, a small town west of Lille, for regular leave.
There he met Miss Lobjoie, who later told their son: "One day I was cutting hay with other women, when we saw a German soldier on the other side of the street.
"He had a sketch pad and seemed to be drawing. All the women found this interesting, and were curious to know what he was drawing.
"I was designated to approach him."
The pair started a brief relationship, which resulted in the birth of Jean-Marie, who was born in March 1918 after being conceived during a ’tipsy’ evening in June 1917.
Miss Lobjoie later told Jean-Marie: "When your father was around, which was very rarely, he liked to take me for walks in the countryside.
"But these walks usually ended badly. In fact, your father, inspired by nature, launched into speeches which I did not really understand.
"He did not speak French, but solely ranted in German, talking to an imaginary audience. Even if I spoke German I would not be able to follow him, as the histories of Prussia, Austria and Bavaria where not familiar to me at all, far from it.
"My reaction used to anger your father so much that I did not show any reaction."
Jean-Marie was, like thousands of other French children with German soldier fathers, badly treated by his peers at school.
He was referred to as ’the son of the Bosh’, and often had fights as he tried to defend his father, who had by now disappeared over the border back to Germany.
Miss Lobjoie, meanwhile, refused to discuss Jean-Marie’s father, and ended up giving her only son away for adoption in the 1930s to a family called Loret.
His real father would not recognise Jean-Marie, but continued to stay in contact with Miss Lobjoie.
Incredibly, Mr Loret went on to fight the Germans in 1939, defending the Maginot Line before it was bypassed during the Nazi invasion which resulted in France being occupied from 1940 until 1944.
Mr Loret even joined the French Resistance, and was given the codename ’Clement’.
Just before her death in the early 1950s, Miss Lobjoie finally told Jean-Marie that his father was arguably the most infamous dictator in human history.
Read the full article at: telegraph.co.uk
"Jean-Marie Loret, shown in the video framegrab on the right, was told decades ago that his father was one of the most infamous men ever to have lived: Adolf Hitler, left." Image: Archives // DailyMotion/France 3
After his mother’s death, Mr. Loret discovered paintings in the attic allegedly signed “Adolf Hitler.” The family apparently became owners of a property in Frankfurt without paying a penny for it.
The man enlisted the help of a historian and went back to the scenes of his childhood, questioning the few surviving residents about their memories of the period.
He also sought the aid of science.
A study by the University of Heidelberg reportedly shows Hitler and Mr. Loret have the same blood group. Another study showed that their handwritings are similar. Photographs also reveal a resemblance.
Mr. Loret died in 1985, after having been married several times and fathering as many as nine children.
There are plans to publish a revised version of Mr. Loret’s book, Your Father’s Name is Hitler. The family’s lawyer also suggests they may be able to claim royalties from Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
However, the claim has been disputed, particularly by Belgium journalist Jean-Paul Mulders. Several years ago Mr. Mulders said he had collected DNA samples of relatives of Hitler and Mr. Loret and compared them.
They did not match, he said.
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