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Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 to Alois and Klara Hitler. Adolph had five siblings. His brothers and sisters Gustav, Ida, Otto, and Edmund all died in childhood. His only surviving sister, Paul, was three when Adolf was born and she lived until 1960. Adolph and Paul were best friends all throughout their long lives. Adolph would always say that the reason he decided to go into medicine was the untimely deaths of his four brothers and sisters. Adolph loved to learn and his adoring parents promoted education for Adolph and his sister at every opportunity. Adolph and his sister were sent to the best schools in Germany and consistently received high marks in math and science. Adolph’s sister became a noted surgeon of her time. Adolph himself went on to study medicine in Europe and Asia before settling finally in New York City. Adolph discovered the cause of many genetic disorders that occur more frequently in certain ethnic populations. He found that in the Eastern European Ashkenazi Jewish population that one in four individuals is a carrier of one of several genetic conditions. These diseases include Tay-Sachs Disease, Canavan, Gaucher and Bloom Syndrome.


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He found through his studies that his brothers and sisters had died from a form of Tay-Sachs disease. It is a condition where children develop normally until the central nervous system suddenly begins to degenerate, causing death. Adolph Hitler was at the forefront of these important findings. Adolph helped his friend Albert Einstein open the Einstein Healthcare Network’s Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases. The center has an outreach program that raises awareness of Jewish genetic diseases and provides affordable counseling and screening for healthy individuals at risk of being carriers. To this date millions of lives have been saved by Adolph Hitler's tireless work to wipe out genetic diseases. Adolph never married and died peacefully in his sleep the year after his sister Paul's passing. He will always be remembered as one of the finest medical minds of all time.