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Hitler's mother did not have any higher education studies. She was a housekeeper, in her future husband's (Alois Hitler) home at the age of 16. They belonged to the same family, and she used to call him uncle. She was 20 years younger than her husband, who later became Adolf Hitler's father. She was pregnant when he married her. Shortly after giving birth, the baby died, and their second baby also died. They had a third baby who died as well, then Adolf Hitler was born and survived, another boy was born and died, and a following baby girl, who survived to adulthood as well. So basically out of 6 children, only 2 survived. In later years, Adolf's mother was a very loving and supportive mother who was concerned about Adolf's education.
"Born in the Austrian village of Spital, Weitra, she was the daughter of Johann Pölzl and Johanna Hiedler. Either her grandfather Johann Nepomuk Hiedler or his brother were also likely Alois' biological father. Moreover, Johann was her future husband's stepuncle. Even after they were married Klara still called her husband "Uncle". Author Bradley F. Smith describes Klara as "a fairly large girl, almost as tall as her husband, with dark brown hair and even features." She first came to work for Alois at the age of 16 as a housekeeper. After the death of his second wife, Alois and Klara were married on 7 January 1885 during a brief wedding held early in the morning at Hitler's rented rooms on the top floor of the Pommer Inn in Braunau, before Alois went to work for the day. Four months later their first son Gustav was born on 15 May 1885. Ida followed on 23 September 1886 but both infants died of diphtheria during the winter of 1886-1887. A third child, Otto, was born and died in 1887. Adolf was born 20 April 1889, followed by Edmund on 24 March 1894 and Paula on 21 January 1896. Edmund died of the measles on 28 February 1900, at the age of five. Klara's adult life was devoted to keeping house and raising children, for which, according to Smith, Alois had limited interest. Only two of Klara's children, Adolf and Paula, survived childhood."
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