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The Adolf Hitler Family Tree started as 'hitler_family_tree00.pdf' using information from Heinz A. Heinz, Germany's Hitler (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1934) and various Internet resources.

The Young Hitler I Knew (London: Greenhill Books, 2006), tran. by Geoffrey Brooks was the first new translation into English since 1955 and offered an improvement in completeness and accuracy. This book is the valuable memoir of August Kubizek, an early (and maybe only) friend of the young Adolf Hitler. It contains many genealogical details which were checked against the existing tree and which are at odds in several particulars. As it so happens, there's nothing that substantially changes the tree as to the basic facts of Hitler's ancestry and descendants.

A summary of those discrepancies follows. This site does not possess the data to discern which information is correct and which is in error (a judgment call was made in adding a few minor facts to form the new version). In any case it is hoped that this listing may stimulate interest in further research.

Going generally from top-down and from left to right. Page numbers refer to the Kubizek book noted above. Entries marked with a red asterisk (*) have been incorporated into the revised tree which has been made into two versions:

'hitler_family_tree01_landscape.pdf' and

'hitler_family_tree01_portrait.pdf':

 

Johann Nepomuk HTTLER                            p. 47, the surname is HIEDLER. *

Alois SCHICKLGRUBER                                  p. 53 has the birth date as 7 Jul 1837.

NOTE: Pp. 47 & 54 indicate when the name change from SCHICKLGRUBER to HIEDLER was accomplished for Alois: 4 Jun 1876 in Dllersheim parish, then ratified 6 Jan 1877 in the government office at Mistelbach. Since Alois very soon thereafter started using HITLER (p. 54: " 'Hiedler' was too boring, too soft, but 'Hitler' had a good ring to it and was easy to remember"), it's safe to assume this occurred no later than 1877. It's important to realize that this name-change happened 12 years before the birth of Adolf; in fact, it happened during a previous (second) marriage. Adolf resulted from Alois's third marriage, thus, Adolf was always called HITLER from the beginning. The Kubizek book even reproduces, in facsimile, the original birth record showing this. So much for stupid jokes about "Adolf Schicklgruber"; he was never called that.

Alois HITLER Jr                                                  p. 46 says born 13 Dec 1881 in Braunau.

Angela Franziska Johanna HITLER               p. 45 has death in Munich. * She was married to Leo RAUBAL in Sep 1903. *

Gustav HITLER                                                  p. 47 says birth 17 May 1885, death 9 Dec 1887. Only off by a few days here; could these be the dates of the records as opposed to the events?

Edmund HITLER                                                p. 49 has death 29 Jun 1900 in Leonding.

Bridget Elizabeth DOWLING                           p. 46 calls her a "Dutchwoman".

Heinrich HITLER                                               p. 46 calls him Heinz. *