A French plumber is claiming he is Hitler’s grandson:
Hitler was a gentle lover. That’s the word from Philippe Loret, a retired French plumber who claims to be the Nazi leader’s only grandson thanks to a “tipsy evening” between Loret’s grandmother and a then 28-year-old Hitler. Loret said he was 16 when his father told him about the hateful, mustached side of his family tree, but although he’s kept his genealogy quiet until now, Loret is “strangely unperturbed” by his heritage, says The Daily Mail. “What Hitler did to the Jews was wrong,” he says. “But some of the things Hitler did were admirable….He built the country up with roads and highways.”
Philippe has two portraits of Hitler hanging on his wall. He claims that Hitler is “family” and this is why his portraits grace his home. Given his choice of home decor, his hair style, his mustache (an actual “Hitler mustache” would be too obvious) and even his dog, a German shepherd, I would say that Philippe has built his persona (at least in part) on his alleged connections with the late fuhrer.
This reminds me of an American man who claims to be descended from Genghis Khan. According to peopledaily.com:
Tom Robinson had long wondered about his family tree. He never suspected its roots might lie in the Mongolian steppe.
The Florida accountant knew that his great, great-grandfather had come to the United States from England but beyond that his research drew a blank. So he turned to the burgeoning field of “bioarchaeology,” having his DNA tested to see what it revealed about his origins.
He was in for a surprise. According to a British geneticist who pioneered the research, Robinson appears to be a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, the Mongol warrior who conquered vast tracts of Asia and Europe in the 13th century…
Robinson thinks his forebear, whose name has long been a byword for violence and cruelty, has had a bad press.
“In addition to being a conqueror, he was a great administrator,” said Robinson, who has been reading up on Genghis Khan. “Their system of governance was fairly sophisticated.”
So a man who was responsible for the death of millions, the razing of entire cities and the rape and torture of countless thousands, all of a sudden suffers from “bad press” – just because Robinson has discovered he is descended from the man.
Perhaps Loret and Robinson should form a club: The Descendants of Evil Men Organizational Network – or DEMON for short.