A claim that is circulating in social media groups used by conspiracy theorists alleges that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the daughter of Adolf Hitler. This claim is false.
A version of the claim can be seen (here). The post reads: “This woman was controlling the Democratic Party from Germany and she’s the daughter of Hitler” above a photo of Angela Merkel. Iterations of this claim have repeatedly surfaced on social media (here , here , here, here) with some versions claiming a photo shows Hitler with a young Angela Merkel (here). The photo in these posts is attributed to Hitler’s personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann and features an unidentified girl (here) .
The claim in the Facebook post quoted above that Angela Merkel controls the [US] Democratic Party is not supported by any evidence.
False. Angela Merkel is not the daughter of Adolf Hitler.
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