Thank Hitler's "Loathsome" Nephew For The End Of His Bloodline

Thank Hitler's "Loathsome" Nephew For The End Of His Bloodline

William Patrick Stuart-Houston served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, a fact that isn't especially notable on the surface. But Stuart-Houston isn't William's original last name. He was once William Hitler. William was the nephew of Adolph Hitler, and the German dictator once described William as "loathsome." William, a British citizen, moved to the U.S. during the war and penned a letter to the president begging to join the military. The FBI reviewed the proposal and allowed William to serve. Later, he and his wife had four sons, all of whom reportedly decided not to have children in order to end the Hitler bloodline.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Adolf Hilter's nephew was originally name William Patrick Hitler, but changed it to William Patrick Stuart-Houston after World War II. (0:01)

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    The FBI allowed William Patrick Stuart-Houston to join the U.S. Navy during WWII, despite him being a British citizen and the nephew of Adolf Hitler. (2:05)

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    The surviving brothers of Hitler's nephew made a pact to never have children in order to kill his bloodline. (2:43)

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