The following is a News item which appeared in the Indian
Express of 29th Sept 1998.
"Lets face it. If your surname happens to be Hitler and your parenst christen you as
Adolf, life is not going to easy.
But a retired
Austrian truck driver quoted in a German Newspaper on Sunday as saying
he never changed his name out of Respect for his mother and Father.
I often thought
my life would be lot easier if I had another name, 60 year old Adolf Hitler
told Welt Am Sonntag newspaper.
No one ever believed
him that his name was Adolf Hitler.. I get anonymous calls in the middle
of the night from people who say 'Heil Hitler' or 'we have someone here
for the gas chamber', he said. But I never chaged it because I am proud
of my parents.
Hitler was attending
a conference for people with infamous names" in Braunau, an Austrian town
just across border from Germany.
He said his name
once cost him a construction job at a dam project in Austria. An engineer
asked the workers their names. "The first one answered 'Tony Sailer', the
same as the famous skier. And when he got to me I said'I am Adolf Hitler'
and he threw us all out.'
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