All hell broke loose. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov came up with the idea of saying that Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood” in an Italian television program. Mr. Lavrov bit off more than he could chew. Even the dictator Vladimir Putin had to apologize in a conversation with Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel, who takes these things seriously, as he should.
The “suspicion” of Judaism was not about Adolf Hitler, but about his father, Alois, a mean-looking man with an impressive mustache, who used to mistreat Adolf. Alois’s mother, Maria Anna Schicklgruber, was Hitler’s grandmother. Apparently, she went as a servant to the city of Graz, to the house of a family named Frankenberger, and there she had an affair with a 19-year-old boy (she was 41), supposedly named Leopold. She became pregnant and Alois had his mother’s last name on all official documents. He was, as the priest who baptized him wrote, “illegitimate.”
Until he changed it to “Hitler” in 1876, many years after Mrs. Schicklgruber’s death in 1847, when Alois was only nine years old. The lady never revealed who the father of her child was. She took the secret to her grave, but there is no indication, not even that she was in Graz, or that the Frankenberger family existed.
Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, almost half a century after his paternal grandmother died. How did Alois choose the “Hitler” surname? That’s also curious. (We will never know what would have happened to the German people if the ritual words of the Nazi sect had been “Heil Schicklgruber”) Alois Schicklgruber had a certain affection for Johann Georg Heidler, who married his mother in 1842, when he was five years old. At 39, he decided to change his last name and take his stepfather’s, but in a not-so-rare pronunciation mistake, Hitler appeared, and Alois preferred not to rectify it. Anyway, he achieved his goal – to make his illegitimate condition disappear.
Since journalists are expected to give their opinion on almost everything, I believe that Alois’s father (and thus Hitler’s grandfather) was Johann Nepomuk Hiedler, younger brother of Schicklgruber’s husband, a man married to a rich heiress who couldn’t be mentioned without creating a monumental mess.
In the same way that George Soros is persecuted today, and stories about him are invented right and left (especially left), the paternity of a Rothschild could not be missing. Thus, Solomon Mayer von Rothschild, a German banker dedicated to Austria, who gave him the title of “Baron,” has been accused, without proof, of being the father of Alois Hitler and, therefore, the grandfather of Adolf.
It was enough that it was a Rothschild, a prominent Ashkenazi family dedicated to European finances since the 18th and 19th centuries, for the story of the “Illuminati” to emerge again and a delirious fiction to be unleashed. They are the main ingredients of all conspiracy theories – Jewish bankers, bedroom stories, undisclosed paternities, very famous people and so forth.
Trying to correct his mistake, Lavrov said that anti-Semitism “was a Jewish thing,” making his mistake even worse. He was surely referring to “On the Jewish Question,” an essay by Karl Marx in which he refuted Bruno Bauer, a “Hegelian” who had been much more influential than Marx in German philosophy. The following year, in 1844, Marx and Engels devoted an entire book to him, The Holy Family, a critique on Bauer and his “consorts.” This time journalists, theologians and many others fell on Lavrov. As far as I know, he has not insisted on the subject.
Maybe Lavrov, who has held the position since 2004, is waiting for the definitive dismissal. When Vladimir Putin remembers that “ministers are like fuses… they are changed in the middle of blackouts,” as a former Bolivian head of government often says, and wants to blame someone for the absurdity he is doing in Ukraine, he has the ideal scapegoat – the Minister of Foreign Affairs. There is no better scapegoat.
Published in elblogdemontaner.com Saturday May 7, 2022.
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