The Hitler Pact: A Blood Oath

Brothers Alexander Adolf, Louis, and Brian William live in a quiet working- class suburb on Long Island.  They are all native New Yorkers.  None have ever married or had children.  Two of them have their own landscaping business.   One is a social worker. Their brother, Howard,  died in an auto accident.  It has been reported that these brothers have lived a sad life by most standards. Living in seclusion, loneliness and fear.  An existence with no vision or concept of what the American dream could or should mean to them.  The dream of marriage, family children, grandchildren.  The hopes and dreams many aspire to.  The hope that our children will have better lives than we had.  The hope  that our name and bloodline will be carried well into the future long after we are dust.  Hopes these men have apparently denied themselves with purpose and resolve.

The Hitler Newphews

These only American descendants of Adolf Hitler are living quietly on Long Island under assumed names.  When they are gone, the bloodline of Adolph Hitler in the United States, will be severed for all time.  The brothers have reportedly entered into a pact that none will marry or have children.

How did relatives of  Hitler end up living a middle class life in Long Island, New York?

William Patrick Hitler was born in Liverpool in 1911. He was the son of William Patrick Hitler

Adolph Hitler’s half-brother Alois.  William moved to Berlin in the 1930′s.  He attempted to capitalize on the notoriety of the Hitler name using various ploys and his resemblance to Hitler to make money. It is reported that Hitler himself regarded William as a freeloader and buffoon calling him one of his “most repulsive” relatives.  Just prior to the German invasion of Poland, William took his show on the road to the United States.

Much as modern day celebrities, he charged per appearance to regale the not yet “Hitler sensitized” American audiences with life “inside the Nazi Reich”.  As America was drawn into the war and Americans became aware of the brutal nature of the Hitler regime, the glamor and appeal of profiting off the Hitler name undoubtedly waned. It quickly turned to fear of reprisal and ridicule. He later attempted to enlist in the military and was rejected.  Not happy with this he wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  As one can imagine a letter from a blood relative to the man considered “evil incarnate” caused quite a stir. The letter triggered an investigation by the FBI.  He was eventually allowed to enlist in the United States Navy.

After the war, William Patrick made his way to New York City and then Long Island, NY.  He married, had children. He lived the rest of his life there.  William Patrick Hitler passed away in 1987.  In addition to the material things  he handed down to his children he passed down his infamous name.  A name so tainted, his children allegedly thought the only way to cure it was to deny themselves all that we love and cherish by entering into the Hitler Pact to end the blood-line forever.

While there certainly is curiosity value to the existence of the Hitler blood descendants in the United States, there are fascinating questions in both psychology and science.

What internal and external psychological forces drive three brothers to voluntarily choose to suppress those basic biological drives that we all possess and strive to fulfill? How has this denial of these basic instincts affected their psychological health?

What can genetic testing of these brother tell us? Are the brothers carrying any genetic markers that would offer some explanation for Hitler’s psychopathic behavior?

Can genetic testing tell us whether Hitler had any Jewish lineage? One of the most historically fascinating remaining question about Hitler unresolved to this day is whether Adolph Hitler had any Jewish ancestors or as he would put it “Jewish blood”. It is a popular wives tail that Adolph Hitler was part Jewish but this has never been confirmed. If DNA testing on Hitler blood relatives can not tell us, it will probably remain a mystery for all time. It has been reported that Hitler himself was obsessed with this possibility. Hitler tried his best to hide his origins. According to Dr. Fritz Redlich in his book, Diagnosis of A Destructive Prophet, Hitler feared that his paternal grandfather was Jewish. As noted in the book, Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers, there are few publications that examine this issue and none have verified sources. Pages 172-175 of the book contain a fascinating discussion of the various arguments on both sides of the coin.

In order to get a more complete perspective on the DNA issue I consulted author and historian Dr. Bryan Mark Rigg Ph.D. He is the author of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers and Rescued From The Reich. Here is what he had to say:

“If the DNA shows anything, it will show how interconnected we all are. It could possibly answer the question of his possible Jewish background. While a gene study might give us some insight into his psychopathic behavior, it was probably more of a product of his abusive upbringing. Regardless of his background, he was an angry, evil man. In the end, it would help us all realize that we need to learn how to embrace the good in us and fight the evil regardless of our genetics. In the end you do not need proof of Hitler’s genetics to learn this truth about humanity.”

Will Alexander Adolf, Louis, or Brian William ever tell us what their hopes and dreams have been and what they are now?  Will they tell us whether they entered into a pact never to marry or have children?  Was it to spare their spouses and children the ridicule and loneliness they must have suffered.?  Could it be much simpler in that they foresaw certain rejection from any women who discovered their secret and were sparing themselves the pain. Did they fear the uncertainly of the “Hitler genetics”?  While this “societal sterilization” was self-imposed, it was also pushed on them by the thread of intolerance that often dooms generations upon generations to pay for the sins of their parents. These three healthy boys who were born with no future as if they had an incurable disease that will be genetically passed down for all time, the only solution was apparently to stop the bleeding by ceasing to exist. The Hitler Nephews are reportedly writing their own book about their experiences. Can they offer more than science? In the meantime the heart of humanity beats on

©2009

Brian Cuban is a an author whose  best-selling book “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder” chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from childhood bullying, eating disorders and Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD) and drug addiction.  Brian speaks regularly about his recovery and breaking the male eating disorder stigma.

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17 Comments For This Post

  1. David Appletree (6 comments.) Says:

    interesting. you might also be interested in this piece from Aish (regarding Jewish DNA)

    David Appletrees last blog post.."Rabbi Meir Kahane: His Life and Thought " by Libby Kahane

  2. kevin (1 comments.) Says:

    Brian,

    Good stuff, very interesting.

    I’m a double major at CSUN. history and journalism.

    read Trevor Roper, Joachim Fest Hitler. WW11 and Holocaust history was somewhat of a passion and specialization of mine. Many persons proclaim that Hitler was from a Jewish background..Many great historians have dis-proven this. Anyway, I think one of the greatest pieces of work on the Holocaust and WW11 is Daniel Goldhagen’s Ordinary Germans in Nazi Germany.. very well researched and documented..He’s an excellent writer.

    kevins last blog post..The CIA Selling Drugs (Must Watch!!)

  3. Steph (3 comments.) Says:

    The results of genetic testing would certainly be fascinating. I can’t imagine living under such an awful legacy. Interestingly, their type of self sacrifice is a concept that was completely alien to Adolph Hitler.

    Stephs last blog post..The Deltoids of Compassion

  4. Quentin Benard (1 comments.) Says:

    Thanks for this great piece of information. Great history here.

  5. crud Says:

    So basically, entire families don’t deserve to exist simply because of their ancestory. This is not an alien concept to Hitler at all.

  6. V.E.G. Says:

    I don’t blame him for changing his name. William Patrick Hitler changes his name from Hitler to Hiller to Stewart-Houston to Stuart-Houston. There are only a few remaining relatives of William Patrick Stuart-Houston. Alexander, Louis, and Brian Stuart-Houston are never been married and the bloodline will die by the year 2065 (give or take a few years). Stuart-Houston brothers will be with the Lord at the time the bloodline ceases to exist.

  7. Jon Says:

    I don’t like the choice they have made to end their family blood line. I’m sure that the Hitler family had respectable members before Adolf caused the death of so many millions. Their blood is not a sickness, it is simply shared by a mad man who is now dead. How about giving a Hitler a chance to do good in the future, or maybe make strides yourselves in that direction instead of just hiding. You could use your infamous name to become strong speakers against atrocities that are still happening in the world. You can never make up for what happened but you don’t have to suffer for it either.

  8. gokart (2 comments.) Says:

    I also like disaster movies.
    Preferably after which the true story or what the man where it could happen

  9. Jon 2 Says:

    Wow! What an insightful article. The illuminati bloodlines may be a factor in their "blood oath" and may be why they have made this pact. "Blood Oaths" are also an issue today with the underground Nazi movement which is ALIVE and WELL, relating if not one and the same to the "Blood Libel" and supposed martyrdom. Those who follow the Nazi doctrine secretly need to realize that their masters or leaders have no compassion for their own suffering and will torture and maim them in the same fashion, it is not limmited to the Jews.

    I agree with Jon's above comment, and as someone of Jewish decent, I have a deep empathy for the nephews for the legacy of their father. While I do not blame them for their choice, I don't think it is fair that they are sacrificing themselves for deeds of their father. Hitler was a puppet of the illuminati, even if he was a member, we can not blame or scorn the offspring. Blessed are the children.

    On the issue of abuse, Joseph Mengele, and not to defend his actions at all, but he was also abused and unloved, the man who kept his daughter in his "dungeon" and repeatedly raped her over a period of 20 years who was arrested in the mid 90s, was found to also have been horribly abused as well. It is obvious Violence begets violence, and our world is heading for a very horrible time if we do not come together and heal this.

    I'll leave this with a bit of spiritual wisdom.

    Dhammapada 1:5-6
    (The Twin Verses of Buddha)

    "Hatred does not cease by
    hatred in this world.
    By love alone it ceases.
    This is an eternal law."

    "Those who forget that death will
    come to all are caught up in conflicts.
    For those that remember,
    Quarrels come to an end."

  10. Earl Bigg Says:

    My dear, you couldn't be more wrong about the type of self sacrifice the nephew's of Hitler may be demonstrating by not continuing their blood line. You say that it is a concept "completely alien to Adolph Hitler". On the contrary, the creed of Germany at the time of the war was of it's people to demonstrate "Duty, Discipline, AND Self Sacrifice" to the fatherland. What's interesting to note is that this creed is the exact opposite of America's precepts of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Your comments are welcome.

    Earl Bigg
    earl_bigg@yahoo.com

  11. Peri Says:

    Nephews, and Grand-nephews are not descendants. They are related to Hitler; not descended from him.

  12. Matt Wetzel Says:

    I think you're painting a much darker picture than necessary. The fact is, William Patrick Hitler changed his name to Stuart-Houston, and he and his family led normal American lives. He owned a phlebotamy business and provided service for his neighbors. Not only that, he fought against his uncle in the U.S. Navy and renounced his Hitler's beliefs, and his children appeared to be typical American boys, all of whom had good jobs.

    Howard was a treasury agent when he was killed in a traffic accident, Louis is a social worker and Alex and Brian own their own landscaping business, a livelihood which counts on the good will of their neighbors. And the fact is, many people who lived in the same neighborhood as the family when the boys were growing up knew their secret.

    It's true they have never married, and are believed to have made a pact not to have children. I can understand not continuing the bloodline.

    I think their story is one of strength and determination to try to do right, in the face of a horrible lineage that they had absolutely nothing to do with. I think their fortitude and high moral character would have made them good parents, and good husbands.

  13. Guest Says:

    By the way, while you were busy sensationalizing, you forgot to do some basic homework. Leprosy, or myobacterium leprae, aka Hansen's Disease, is not a heritable illness. It is caused by a microorganism. The method of transmission is not well understood but is thought to be via touch or nasal mucosa (ie., sneezing).

    As for certain rejection, are you aware that Ted Bundy received multiple wedding proposals while on death row? By comparison, these men have done nothing wrong and do not deserve this cruel and voyeuristic treatment. Leave them alone and quit salivating all over their lives. It's indecent.

  14. Flourdevour Says:

    These men could get married, take their wives last name and adopt. No icky Hitler genetics or name passed on.

  15. Neeq79 Says:

    Actually the brothers have said they did NOT have a pact.

  16. @JessicaClackum Says:

    Brian, an amazing piece. I was curious as to the evidence that the brothers actually made this pact.

    Fascinating story! Such a shame that they have to live in shame and fear for something in which they had absolutely no involvement whatsoever.

  17. Peter Says:

    What I wanted to know is this: Considering AH's antisemitism is it however possible that he had been circumcised?

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