Biggins Banned
#1

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!

*shudders*

Personally, I don't think I'd be announcing that I can claim rights to "Mein Kampf"
...Would you? Would it bother you?

MitchKoobski Registered User
#2

Jesus, is it even worth the money?


....wait how much money would he get?

actuallylike Registered User
#3

He'll also inherit the gas bill that was left unpaid.

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#4

He'll have a personal struggle.

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Morag Registered User
#5

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.

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Sky King Registered User
#6

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?

Eathrin Registered User
#7

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


Sounds a bit like Star Wars to me

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Archeron Registered User
#8

The special effects in the next season of 'bottom' will be awesome.

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actuallylike Registered User
#9

Eathrin said:
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
Sounds a bit like Star Wars to me

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.

#10

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.

dory Moderator
#11

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!!

Big Nasty Registered User
#12

Sky King said:
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?


^This, then this:

Sharrow said:
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.

My name is URL Registered User
#13

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.

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UglyBolloxFace Registered User
#14

Sharrow said:
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.


What about gay rights, gypsy rights, and countless others - would you not donate anything to them?

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frozenfrozen Registered User
#15

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.

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