William Patrick Hitler

William Patrick Hitler , later called William Patrick Stuart-Houston ( Liverpool , UK ; December to March of 1911 – Patchogue , United States , 14 of July of 1987 ), nicknamed “Willy” , was the nephew of Adolf Hitler . Son of Alois Hitler Jr. ( half-brother of the Nazi leader) and his first wife Bridget Dowling , William left to Germany , where he escaped to finally go to the United States where he had a position against his uncle in World War II .

Early years

William Patrick Hitler was born in Liverpool , son of Alois Hitler (half brother of Adolf Hitler) and his first wife, of Irish origin , Bridget Dowling . They met in Dublin when Alois lived there in 1909 and fled to Liverpool, where William was born in 1911 . Hitler ‘s nephew is remembered for his old neighbors and in the folklore of Liverpool, by several nicknames like ” Billy ” or ” Paddy ” Hitler. The family lived in an apartment on the street Upper Stanhope number 102, which was destroyed in the last German air assault bombing to Liverpool on October as January as 1942 . It remained a bombed site for several years, but has now been rebuilt and landscaped. Dowling wrote a manuscript entitled My brother Adolf , which states that Adolf Hitler moved to Liverpool with her and Alois between November of 1912 and April of 1913 , however this document is rejected by most historians .

Alois returned to Germany in 1914 but, as she had become a violent person, Bridget decided not to follow him. Unable to reestablish contact due to the outbreak of World War I , Alois abandoned his family, leaving William to take care of his mother. He remarried in bigamy, but reestablished contact in the mid- 1920s when he wrote to Bridget asking him to send William to visit Germany , in the middle of the Weimar Republic . He finally agreed to do it in 1929 , when William was already 18 years old. Alois had another son ( Heinz Hitler ) with his German wife , who, in contrast to his half brother, became a compromised National Socialist and died in Soviet captivity during World War II .

In Nazi Germany

William Patrick Hitler returned to Nazi Germany in 1933 in an attempt to benefit from his uncle’s rise to power. This one got him work in a bank and in the factory of automobiles Opel later, to continue later like auto salesman. Unsatisfied, William persisted in asking his uncle for a better job, and there were rumors that he possibly blackmailed the Nazi leader by selling embarrassing stories about the Hitler family to the press if he did not get a better job. Bigamy of his father). In 1938 Hitler asked William to renounce his British citizenship in exchange for a high-ranking job. William suspected that it was a trap and decided to flee the country. He then tried to extort Hitler by threatening to tell the press that Hitler’s alleged paternal grandfather was actually a Jewish merchant emigrated to Austria . Upon returning to London he wrote an article for Look magazine titled “Why do I hate my uncle?”. 1

In 1939 , William and his mother went on a conference tour to the United States , 1 invited by tycoon William Randolph Hearst , and were “stuck” when World War II broke out . After making a special request to President Franklin Roosevelt , William was allowed to join the United States Navy in 1944 . According to a story published in a newspaper at the time of his recruitment, when he went with the military officer and introduced himself, the recruiting officer replied in a jocular tone: “Pleased to see you, Mr. Hitler, my name is Hess ” . 1

Later life

William Patrick Hitler served in the United States Navy as a pharmacist before being decommissioned in 1947 after being wounded during the course of the war. 1 After leaving the navy, he changed his name to Stuart-Houston, married and moved to Patchogue, on Long Island , where he and his wife had four children. Making use of his medical training, he founded a hospital blood analysis company .

He married Phyllis Jean-Jacques, a woman born in Germany in 1923 or 1925 , 2 whose sister had maintained contact with William via mail. After the beginning of their relationship, William, Phyllis and Bridget tried to remain anonymous in the United States. William and Phyllis were married in 1947 and had their first son, Alexander Adolf, in 1949 . Later they would have three more children, called Louis (1951), Howard Ronald (1957) and Brian William (1965). 1 3

William died on 14 as July as 1987 in Patchogue , New York , US and was buried beside his mother, Bridget, in the New York Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre in Coram . 4 Phyllis died on 2 November 2004.

Howard Ronald Stuart-Houston, a special agent of the Criminal Investigation Division 5 of the US IRS , died in a car accident on September 14 , 1989 , 6 without having had any children. Howard Ronald was buried in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Coram, New York. It has been said that these three have sworn to have no children, 7 8 and none of them has been married. However, Alexander, now a social worker , has said that he is not aware of such a pact and that if it has been done, it was made between the other two brothers without involving him. 1 9

In the media

Its history has been published in documentaries as well as in works of fiction . The novel by Beryl Bainbridge , published in 1978 , “Young Adolf” (in English : Young Adolf ) represents the alleged visit of 1912 to 1913 by Adolf Hitler to his relatives in Liverpool (including an infant William) at age 23 years old. In the novel is a misfit black humor and current character in Hitler. In the cartoon published by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell in 1989 , “The New Adventures of Hitler” is also based on the alleged visit of Hitler to Liverpool; Aroused controversy at the beginning of the 1990s and has not been reprinted since. In October of 2005 , The History Channel aired a one – hour documentary entitled “The Family of Hitler”, in which William Patrick Hitler is reviewed along with other relatives of Adolf Hitler. It is also widely mentioned in the NatGeo documentary series “Secrets of the Reich”, specifically in Chapter 6, “The Family of Hitler”. 10

In April of 2006 , Little Willy (in Spanish : Little Willy), a play by Mark Kassen in which the life of William Patrick Hitler under review, was premiered at the Ohio Theater in New York before moving west end From london.

See also

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  • Paula Hitler
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Hitler Family


  1. ↑ Jump to:a b c d e f Jonathan Brown and Oliver Duff (August 17, 2006). «The black sheep of the family? The rise and fall of Hitler’s scouse nephew ” (in English) . Archived from the original on November 22, 2015 . Accessed November 28, 2009 .
  2. Back to top↑ «Hitler, William Patrick eine InfoBitte / WeltChronik Biografie / Biographie / Biography * 1911» (in German) . Accessed November 28, 2009 . «William Hitler hatte mit seiner Frau Phyllis (* 1925)».
  3. Back to top↑ “Family tree of Hitler” ( PDF ) (in English) . Accessed November 28, 2009 .
  4. Back to top↑ «William Patrick Hitler Stuart-Houston (1911 – 1987) – Find A Grave Memorial» (in English) . Accessed November 28, 2009 .
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  6. Back to top↑ “Special Agent Howard R. Stuart-Houston” (in English) . Archived from the original on November 22, 2015 . Accessed November 28, 2009 .
  7. Back to top↑ “The Hitler Pact: A Blood Oath” (in English) . Archived from the original on November 22, 2015 . Accessed November 28, 2009 . «The brothers have reportedly entered into a pact that none will marry or have children.»
  8. Back to top↑ Corey Kilgannon (April 24, 2006). ‘3 quiet brothers, relatives of Hitler – The New York Times ” (in English) . Accessed November 28, 2009 . «The cover of a 2001 book,” The Last of the Hitlers, “displays each brother’s high school yearbook picture over Hitler’s face and suggests that the brothers made a pact not to have children.”
  9. Back to top↑ “Getting to know the Hitlers – Telegraph” (in English) . January 20, 2002 . Accessed November 28, 2009 . ‘Then he told me:’ Maybe my other two brothers did.
  10. Back to top↑ [2]