Son of Hitler Jean-Marie Loret: Fought Germans in WWII

Jean-Marie Loret died in 1985, leaving behind children who may have claims on the estate of Adolf Hitler, specifically royalties from their grandfather’s manifesto, Mein Kampf. The world has known about Jean-Marie Loret who was born in 1917, for many years, but confirmation of the story of his birth now seems to be settled. His mother was a young French girl, Charlotte Lobjoie, who Hitler met in Paris during WWI when she was 16. Charlotte give up her son to the Loret family sometime in the 1930’s – but some stories claim that she married Loret. He would have been over ten years old, and maybe a teenager at the time. In 1939 Jean-Marie went to war for France against Germany and his own father.

Adolph Hitler and Jean-Marie Loret

This article says many French children had German fathers and it wasn’t an easy way to grow up. Hitler never acknowledged Jean-Marie as his child, but envelopes of cash going to the mother has been verified. It is unclear whether Charlotte Lobjoie told her son, as a boy, that Hitler was his father, or only told him that his father was a German soldier. Some accounts say that he didn’t learn the truth until his mother was on her deathbed in 1950.

He was referred to as ‘the son of the Bosh’, and often had fights as he tried to defend his father, who had by now disappeared over the border back to Germany…

Mr Loret said: “In order not to get depressed, I worked non-stop, never took a holiday, and had no hobbies. For twenty years I didn’t even go to the cinema.”

Loret fought at the Maginot Line, one of the worst military blunders of all time, the 200 mile long concrete fortification that didn’t fortify when German troops went right around it. In addition to finding an alternate route, Germany had built tanks and rockets while France built…the Maginot Line. As a result, France was occupied by Germany for four years.

Loret wrote a book in 1981, My Father’s Name Was Hitler. There was little interest then, but today it is scheduled to be republished on the strength of the new research confirming the story. Read the entire story at the Telegraph. Thanks to the National Post for the photo said to be Jean-Marie Loret.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Once again, Maggie, you’ve dug up a fascinating piece of information that I probably never would’ve heard of otherwise.

    You’re an inspiration!

  • I never knew that. Thanks for sharing the story with us.

  • Wow. It must be so hard to process emotionally that one’s dad is history’s greatest monster (after mohammed, of course). Now I think I want to read the book.

    • Zilla, isn’t that the truth. I’m not sure I would have grown the mustache, but he is probably needing to confirm the parentage to receive any royalties or other inheritance.