Yes, you read the title right.
A strange tale from The Telegraph - here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9088865/Hitler-had-son-with-French-teen.html
Short version, young woman meets the future evil man and they have a child.
Apparently there is some considerable evidence to back this story up!
Originally the last officially known surviving member of the Hitler family tree died in New York some time ago, having promised all his life never to continue the Hitler bloodline.
For all his efforts, it appears that the bloodline, if now further diluted, still continues.
If the events are to believed and the article in The Telegraph, the still remaining offspring might try and claim back-payments for royalties to Hitlers infamous book!
Personally, I don't think I'd be announcing that I can claim rights to "Mein Kampf"
...Would you? Would it bother you?
Jesus, is it even worth the money?
....wait how much money would he get?
He'll also inherit the gas bill that was left unpaid.
If it was me, I would and then donate the rights to a trust to use them for holocaust awareness education and to help fund jewish museums about that era.
Hitler was a dick alright but if there's rights to be paid why shouldn't a family member be the one to get them?
The special effects in the next season of 'bottom' will be awesome.
Jean-Marie, I am your Furher
I suppose if someone is making money out of it then this chap has a right to it. As long as he doesn't reissue it amongst much fanfare to boost sales.
I don't go into the biblically "sins of the father" bollox, the son is his own self with his own choices.
As for claiming the rights, no, I don't think anyone should be making money off that book.
Says she had the kid in 1918 and gave him up for adoption in the 1930's.
Can't imagine the scars of being told you're being given up for adoption in your TWENTIES!!
^This, then this:
I think it's ludicrous that it's possible to claim royalties on somebody elses work in general.. doesn't matter if it's Hitler or Hasselhoff.
What about gay rights, gypsy rights, and countless others - would you not donate anything to them?
I would most definitely claim the rights! Who has the money at the moment? I'd get better use out of it. Might also help cancel out a lot of the shame of being a distant relative.