Descendant is all person that descends from another, like a grandson or a son. The concept is associated with the notion of relationship (the blood relationship or union by virtue of the law).

If we consider the case of an individual, it is known as ancestors to those generations of his family that preceded his arrival in the world. Great-great-grandparents, great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents are the ancestors of a person.


Those who follow a person in their family tree are their descendants (children, grandchildren, etc.).

What is a descendant

The decendents of a subject, therefore, are the generations that follow in the genealogical tree: sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, etc. Of course, a subject can be ascendant or descendant, depending on the relative that is taken into consideration.

For instance: Osvaldo is the grandfather of Javier and, therefore, one of his ancestors. But Osvaldo is a descendant of Ruben, his father. This means that Osvaldo, like all people, occupies the place of ascendant and descendant as the case may be.

Different lines

The line of descent can be straight (an ancestor linked to those who are directly descended from him: great-great-great-grandson-grandson-son) or collateral (An ancestor linked to his descendants without direct line, since they do not descend from each other: cousins, brothers, uncles). Hugo He is a descendant of his great-uncle Ramiro, although it is not his direct descendant.

For the biology, the offspring is the reproduction result. This definition transcends human beings and includes other living beings (animals, bacteria). All those individuals with a common ancestor form a clan, while in human beings there is talk of family.


The descendants of Adolf Hitler suffered social rejection.

Being a descendant of Hitler

The name of Adolf hitler It has been causing chills in those who pronounce it for decades, especially those who must have suffered closely from its macabre actions. But the hatred he spread during his pitiful life it affected far more people than perished under its clutches: both the descendants of its direct victims and its own continue to carry the terrible burden of being related to Hitler, in one way or another.

It does not matter the religion, nor the degree of knowledge that people have about Hitler’s reign: just mentioning this surname helps people from many parts of the world refer to pure evil, injustice, evoking the deepest fear you can imagine, and surely no one would want to meet him face to face. In that sense, almost all of us are safe, since Adolf has long since left this Earth, never to return; but, what happens to those who carry their blood in veins?

The history of their relatives

At present, five people represent his only lineage, although it should be noted that Hitler does not have direct descendants: Raubal, Heiner and Peter Hochegger, sons of Angela, his half sister; Louis, Brian, and Alexander Stuart-Houston, children of a half-brother named Alois Hitler Jr.

How do these unfortunate individuals live knowing that their family tree irreversibly connects them to one of the most feared and most feared men? disowned of the history of humanity, with the evil made flesh, with the cause of a wound that no one will be able to erase in an entire town? Not very well.

Several of Hitler’s aforementioned relatives have agreed not marry or leave offspring, to end their lineage once and for all, a decision that undoubtedly demonstrates the great weight that the relationship, albeit indirect, with the perpetrator of so many deaths and torture must represent for them. Although it is not very difficult to understand, it is a very particular agreement and that for many it may seem noble, but perhaps it is the last injustice of Adolf, since none of these people have been responsible either directly or indirectly for the Holocaust.