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Who is Paula Hitler?

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Paula Hitler was Adolf Hitler's younger sister. She was born January 21, 1896 and died June 1, 1960. Adolf and Paula's parents were Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl.

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Paula detailed the two siblings' childhood in a journal whose contents were later revealed to the public. In it, she said that her parents loved each other but were polar opposites. Hitler's father was a harsh man, whereas his mother was tender and accommodating to the children. Hitler often clashed with his father and questioned his authority. He was often beaten by his father because of his rudeness and disobedience, recalled Paula.

Under pressure from her brother, Paula eventually changed her name to Paula Wolff. During interrogation by U.S. intelligence officials following Hitler's death, she expressed love for her brother and excused his actions by implying that he was greatly affected by the death of their mother. She lived in isolation afterward and died alone, never marrying or having children.

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