Pvt, Siegfried Hitler today assured Ft. Bliss officials he is no relation of the late Dictator Adolf Hitler of Germany. He said he made no such claim in Juarez.
His denial paved the way for his marriage to Guadalupe Cardosa, 16, of Juarez.
The 19-year-old soldier was quoted by Civil Registry Judge Jorge de la Fuente of Juarez, to whom he applied Wednesday for a marriage permit, as saying he was a “blood nephew” of the Nazi fuehrer.
When this got back to Ft. Bliss, young Hitler’s superior officers were not amused. They said the solider’s military “duties: might prevent him from getting married and tha, furthermore, if Hitler did boast such relationship he would soon find himself out of uniform.
Called on the carpet, young Hitler today told his battalion commander he never made such a statement.
Ft Bliss 'officials, without making a thorough genealogical study, were inclined to believe-him.
They pointed out that Dictator Hitler's real name was Schickelgruber. So far as they could determine,
Adolf had one sister, who died in Austria before the Ft. Bliss soldier was born.
Judge de la Fuente said the couple can be married Saturday in his office if permission is received from the Mexican government for a Mexican citizen to marry a foreigner.
Ft. Bliss officials already have given Private Hitler permission to marry. However, a lieutenant will question Judge de la Fuente about Private Hitler's quoted claim to kinship with Adolf, and will witness the ceremony.
Young Hitler was born in Puerto Rico of German parents.