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Hitler's son living in Britain?

world Updated: Dec 14, 2007 17:44 IST

Adolf Hitler's son could be alive and living in Britain, according to a new theory.

Journalist Martin Bright has claimed that Unity Mitford, an English aristocrat in love with the Nazi ruler, gave birth to a son at a nursing home in Britain where she was taken to after she survived a suicide attempt in Munich, 'The Sun' reported in London on Friday.

Unity, one of the six famous Mitford sisters, had shot herself in the head in the park when Britain had declared war on Germany in 1939.

According to Bright, "Her aunt, Betty Norton, had run a maternity home in Oxfordshire during the war and said that Unity Mitford had been one of her clients.

"Her aunt's business, in the tiny village of Wigginton, had depended on discretion and she had told no one except her sister that Unity had a baby. Her sister had passed the story on to her daughter, Val."

Bright said that when he had asked who the father of the child was, "Ms Hann paused before replying, 'Well, she always said it was Hitler's'".

Expelled from three boarding schools, Unity was sent to Germany in 1933 where she was determined to meet Hitler and dined at his favourite Munich restaurant night after night on the off-chance of seeing him.

Eventually she was invited to join his table and within months she was part of Hitler's inner circle.

Hitler, who told friends he considered her "a perfect specimen of Aryan womanhood", also gave her a luxurious Munich apartment, snatched from deported Jews.

After surviving the suicide attempt, Unity is said to have lived as an invalid with her mother in the Cotswolds, moved to a Scottish island in 1944 and died as a result of her brain injury aged 33 in 1948.