The Sins of the Father

by George on 23 February 2012

Sometimes you really can’t make it up

Not the sort of sequel I had in mind when I wrote yesterday’s blog Who’s your Daddy? but as it concerns fathers and sons, the sequence is logical. After British wartime propaganda that Hitler only had one ball etc, today’s bombshell is that he had a son by a French woman is even more surprising and backed up by solid evidence. Doesn’t make him any less of a monster, and curious that Stalin’s deliberate starvation of between 7 and 11 million people in the 1930s in the Ukraine, is hardly ever mentioned?

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Hitler had son with French teen

Adolf Hitler had a son with a French teenager while serving as a soldier during the First World War, according to new evidence.

Adolf Hitler had a son, Jean-Marie Loret, with a French teenager while serving as a soldier during the First World War, according to new evidence.
Hitler is said to have had an affair with Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917 Photo: AP

By Peter Allen, Paris

Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War.

His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris’s Le Point magazine.

Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret’s mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to Fournes-in-Weppe, a small town west of Lille, for regular leave.

There he met Miss Lobjoie, who later told their son: “One day I was cutting hay with other women, when we saw a German soldier on the other side of the street.

“He had a sketch pad and seemed to be drawing. All the women found this interesting, and we were curious to know what he was drawing.” [Hitler is described as a "frustrated artist" and sold a lot of pictures - example below]

“I was designated to approach him.”

The pair started a brief relationship, which resulted in the birth of Jean-Marie, who was born in March 1918 after being conceived during a ‘tipsy’ evening in June 1917.

Miss Lobjoie later told Jean-Marie: “When your father was around, which was very rarely, he liked to take me for walks in the countryside.

“But these walks usually ended badly. In fact, your father, inspired by nature, launched into speeches which I did not really understand.

“He did not speak French, but solely ranted in German, talking to an imaginary audience. Even if I spoke German I would not be able to follow him, as the histories of Prussia, Austria and Bavaria where not familiar to me at all, far from it.

“My reaction used to anger your father so much that I did not show any reaction.”

Jean-Marie was, like thousands of other French children with German soldier fathers, badly treated by his peers at school.

He was referred to as ‘the son of the Bosh’, and often had fights as he tried to defend his father, who had by now disappeared over the border back to Germany.

Miss Lobjoie, meanwhile, refused to discuss Jean-Marie’s father, and ended up giving her only son away for adoption in the 1930s to a family called Loret.

His real father would not recognise Jean-Marie, but continued to stay in contact with Miss Lobjoie.

Incredibly, Mr Loret went on to fight the Germans in 1939, defending the Maginot Line before it was bypassed during the Nazi invasion which resulted in France being occupied from 1940 until 1944. [contd.]

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Full article here and if you believe the heading about fathers’ sins being visited upon their sons, the Biblical evidence is divided.

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