Re: HITLER was originally HUTTLER #general


Wegner, Peter
 

Dear Celia

Re the Jewish "HITLER" family and the discussion of possible relationship to you
know who: I recall being informed as a child that Hitler's original name was not
Hitler at all but "Schickelgruber." So, was that not true? Was it just a myth --
so that people could say he changed it because it sounded too much like
"Shekel-grabber"? (-:)

Judith Romney Wegner

MODERATOR NOTE: The discussion of surname changes and the reasons behind them is,
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ancestors became known by the surnames we find for them. If you are contributing
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discussion about the infamous person whose name is referenced above.

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