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Adolf Hitler (German dictator)


The surname Hitler is a variation of Hiedler, a surname applied to those who resided near a Hiedl ‎(subterranean river).[1][2] Earlier theories[3] derived the surname from Hüttler (also spelled Huettler), either meaning "one who lives in a hut", from Hütte ‎(hut), or from hüten ‎(guard, look after).

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  1. A surname of Austrian origin.
  2. Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany between 1933 and 1945.
    • 1964, David Hugh Freeman, A Philosophical Study of Religion[2]:
      The question makes no sense, unless the questioner is satisfied with such answers as: Death is evil, pain is evil, Hitler is evil.
    • 1977, Peter Thomas Geach, Providence and Evil[3]:
      Similarly, the description we give of God’s knowledge concerning Hitler has to be different after Hitler’s death; it is manifest that there has been a change on Hitler’s side, and that this, in view of the logic of omniscience, makes a difference to what we can truly say about God’s knowledge; ...
    • 1994, Karen A. Rasler, William R. Thompson, The great powers and global struggle, 1490-1990[4]:
      Mueller is even less convincing in his suggestion that World War II might never have happened if Hitler had never been born.
    • 2007, Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion[5]:
      People do evil things (Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein).

Derived terms



Hitler ‎(plural Hitlers)

  1. (derogatory) An unnecessarily dictatorial person.
    • 1986, William Borman, Gandhi and Non-Violence:
      How does he support his position against the prima facie case in favor of the strongly counterintuitive claim that non-violence would necessarily defeat a Hitler?



  1. ^ 2005, Jürgen Udolph, Sebastian Fitzek, Professor Udolphs Buch der Namen: Woher sie kommen, was sie bedeuten (C. Bertelsmann, München/Munich)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ expressed in e.g.: 1956, Franz Jetzinger, Hitlers Jugend: Phantasien, Lügen und die Wahrheit (Europa-Verlag, Wien/Vienna)


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