Imagine knowing your father was one of the worst mass murderers in human history.
That's the newly-unearthed life that the late Frenchman Jean-Marie Loret had to deal with, as recent evidence confirms his suspicion that he was actually the illegitimate son of Adolf Hitler, the result of a brief wartime affair the future dictator conducted during World War I.
The Telegraph reports that Loret’s story, which was discovered before his mother’s death, has recently been backed up by evidence from France and Germany, confirming the affair Hitler had with Loret’s mother, Charlotte Lobjoie.
During Hitler’ breaks from the fighting and trenches withing the northern Picardy region in the First World War, he would visit Fournes-in-Weppe, west of Lille.
Lobjoie was designated to approach Hitler one time when he visited.
“He had a sketch pad and seemed to be drawing. All the women found this interesting, and were curious to know what he was drawing,” Lobjoie reportedly told her son Loret.
Hitler and Lobjoie, 16 at the time, had a brief affair and Loret was conceived after a ‘tipsy’ night in June 1917.
Loret grew up unaware of his parentage, and even fought against Hitler's forces as a member of the French Resistence during World War II.
After that war, Loret investigated his past and found he had the same blood type as Hitler, similar handwriting, and a resemblance in photographs.
Other pieces of evidence includes official German Army papers confirming cash envelopes were delivered to Lobjoie during the Second World War and paintings found in Lobjoie’s attic were signed by Hitler. Hitler had his own painting which looked exactly like Lobjoie.
Loret wrote a book “My Father’s Name Was Hitler” in 1981. It is going to be re-published with the new evidence.