Was Adolf Hitler part Jewish?
Adolph Hitler’s father, Alois, was an illegitimate son born to a woman who worked in a Jewish household. There is suspicion that Alois’ father was a member of that Jewish family. Most Jewish teachings only recognize someone with a Jewish mother and/or someone that publically practices Judaism as being Jewish. As Hitler’s mother was not Jewish and he never practiced Judaism, he was not Jewish, regardless of whom Alois’ father was.
Updated on Monday, February 06 2012 at 08:16AM EST