DNA tests reveal 'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated'
'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated' Adolf Hitler is likely to have been descended from both Jews and Africans, according to DNA tests. Samples taken from relatives of the Nazi leader show that he is biologically linked to the 'sub-human' races he sought to exterminate. Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders and historian Marc Vermeeren used DNA to track down 39 of the Fuhrer's relatives earlier this year. Hitler was 1/4 Jewish.