New documents show that Adolf Hitler’s half-brother Alois worked in a Jewish-owned cafe and lived in a terrace house in Liverpool that was later flattened by a German bomb.
A copy of the 1911 census shows an ‘Anton Hitler’ – widely believed to the dictator’s older half-sibling – to be living in Merseyside together with his wife Irish wife Bridget, who was known as Cissie.
The document, uncovered by genealogy website findmypast.co.uk, shows Alois listing his job as a ‘chef waiter’ in a Lyons cafe, which was a Jewish company.
His mother died when he was two and his father married Klara Polzi – Adolf’s mother. It is thought Alois had a poor relationship with his younger half-brother and is not mentioned in Hitler’s book Mein Kampf.
Despite this, Alois was arrested by British authorities at the end of the Second World War, but was released after it emerged he had not joined the Nazi party.
He reportedly later made money from selling autographed photos of his step-brother before his death in Hamburg, Germany in 1956.