HITLER'S FAMILY: IN THE SHADOW OF THE DICTATOR -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
The head of the Institute for Forensic Medicine at the University of Munich is helping to evaluate it.
[Prof. Wolfgang Eisenmenger, Head of the Institute for Forensic Medicine, University of Munich] In the case of the Veit family, the siblings clearly had mental health problems. To put it colloquially, the family had a screw loose.
If you trace it back in the family line, you find a number of psychiatric disorders.
So you have to wonder whether in Adolf Hitler's family there was something in the genes that triggered outbreaks of mental illness.
[Narrator] Hitler's second cousin, Aloisia Veit, suffered from schizophrenia.
For nine years, she was locked up in Vienna's Am Steinhof Psychiatric Institution.