Hitler had a Jewish landlord Print

Adolf Hitler had a Jewish landlord, a German historian says. According to Paul Hoser, Hitler lived in a home in Munich that was owned by a Jewish merchant between 1920 and 1929. He spent one of those years in Landsberg prison for his and his Nazi Party’s failed coup attempt, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in 1923 in Munich in the German state of Bavaria.

In a quarterly journal issued by the Institute for Contemporary History, Hoser identified the landlord as Hugo Erlanger. He also stated that Hitler treated his landlord “with courtesy”, citing a report on the research in Der Spiegel magazine.

According to Hoser’s research, Erlanger lost the house in 1934 after falling behind on mortgage payments, but recovered it in 1949 after surviving WWII.

(Issue May 2017)