by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
This Question is of great interest to all historians of the Second World War. So let’s examine some of the factual evidence. First, understand that this question regards not religion. Adolf Hitler was a baptized Roman Catholic. Nor does it regard ethnicity. Adolf Hitler was an Austrian. This question regards genetic or blood lingeage, namely, were any of the ancestors of Adolf Hitler, by blood, Jews. We Christians would ask this question about both the father’s and mother’s sides of the family, since we trace lineage through both.
Here is what Wikipedia says on the topic of Adolf Hitler’s Father:
Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler Sr. (1837–1903), was the illegitimate child of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. The baptismal register did not show the name of his father, and Alois initially bore his mother’s surname, ‘Schicklgruber’. In 1842, Johann Georg Hiedler married Alois’s mother. Alois was brought up in the family of Hiedler’s brother, Johann Nepomuk Hiedler. In 1876, Alois was made legitimate and his baptismal record annotated by a priest to register Johann Georg Hiedler as Alois’s father (recorded as “Georg Hitler”). Alois then assumed the surname “Hitler”, also spelled ‘Hiedler’, ‘Hüttler’, or ‘Huettler’. The name is probably based on the German word hütte (lit., “hut”), and likely has the meaning “one who lives in a hut”.
Nazi official Hans Frank suggested that Alois’ mother had been employed as a housekeeper by a Jewish family in Graz, and that the family’s 19-year-old son Leopold Frankenberger had fathered Alois. No Frankenberger was registered in Graz during that period, no record has been produced of Leopold Frankenberger’s existence, and Jewish residency in Styria had been illegal for nearly 400 years and would not become legal again until decades after Alois’ birth, so historians dismiss the claim that Alois’ father was Jewish.
Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire. He was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and his third wife, Klara Pölzl. Three of Hitler’s siblings – Gustav, Ida, and Otto – died in infancy. Also living in the household were Alois’s children from his second marriage: Alois Jr. (born 1882) and Angela (born 1883). When Hitler was three, the family moved to Passau, Germany.
5. Bullock 1999, p. 24.
6. Maser 1973, p. 4.
7. Maser 1973, p. 15.
8. Kershaw 1999, p. 5.
9. Jetzinger 1976, p. 32.
10. Rosenbaum 1999, p. 21.
11. Hamann 2010, p. 50.
12. McKale 2011, p. 147.
13. Toland 1992, pp. 246–247.
14. Kershaw 1999, pp. 8–9.
15. House of Responsibility. (a)(b)
16. Kershaw 2008, p. 4.
17. Toland 1976, p. 6.
18. Rosmus 2004, p. 33.
It is significant that Wikipedia on Adolf Hitler ignores the lineage of Hilter on his mother’s side, since Jews determine jewish lineage from the mother. But this is what is found in the article on her:
Born in the Austrian village of Spital, Weitra, Waldviertel, Austrian Empire her father was Johann Baptist Pölzl and her mother was Johanna Hiedler. Klara came from old peasant stock, was hard-working, energetic, pious, and conscientious. According to the family physician, Dr. Eduard Bloch, she was a very quiet, sweet, and affectionate woman.
In 1876, 16-year-old Klara was hired as a household servant by her relative Alois Hitler, three years after his first marriage to Anna Glasl-Hörer. Although Alois’ biological father is unknown, after his mother, Maria Schicklgruber, married Johann Georg Hiedler, Alois was officially designated as Hiedler’s son. Klara’s mother was Hiedler’s niece Johanna Hiedler, who married Johann Baptist Pölzl, making Klara and Alois first cousins once removed.
So, Wikipedia is emphatically silent on the question of whether Hitler was a jew. But let us see what a Rabbi says about this question, by citing the testimony of Rabbi Ravin S. Antelman from his book, “To Eliminate the Opiate”, 1974, pp. 207-208:
Who are the Sabbatians or Sabbateans?
Like many of you, I had never heard of the Sabbateans in my life, until I came upon a reference to them in my studies at the Angelicum in 2011. This group of Jews or ex-Jews are the most influential jewish group in western Europe.
This is what the Wikipedia Article says on them, in the introduction to its article:
The Sabbateans (or Sabbatians) were a variety of Jewish followers, disciples, and believers in Sabbatai Zevi (1626–1676),  a Sephardic Jewish rabbi and Kabbalist who was proclaimed to be the Jewish Messiah in 1666 by Nathan of Gaza.
Vast numbers of Jews in the Jewish diaspora accepted his claims, even after he outwardly became an apostate due to his forced conversion to Islam in the same year. Sabbatai Zevi’s followers, both during his proclaimed messiahship and after his forced conversion to Islam, are known as Sabbateans. Part of the Sabbateans lived on until well into 21st-century Turkey as descendants of the Dönmeh.