Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

William Hitler served in the US Navy during World War II

William Patrick Stuart-Houston (born Hitler; 12 March 1911 – 14 July 1987) was the half-nephew of Adolf Hitler. William Patrick was the son of Alois Hitler - Adolf Hitler's half brother, and his Irish wife Bridget Dowling and was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. In his twenties, with Adolf Hitler’s rise to become chancellor of Germany, William decided to leave Britain for Germany. He was working as a banker in Berlin in 1935. William was unhappy with the work, and was reportedly shunned by his uncle, so he moved with his family to the United States. He even enlisted in the US Navy, where he served during World War II. In 1946, saddled with the most despised name in the world, William Hitler moved his family to a small town on Long Island and changed his name to Hiller, a favorite adopted name for other Hitlers living in postwar Germany. It was later changed again to Stuart-Houston for unclear reasons.

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