Adolf Hitler has won a seat in a Namibian election. Yes, you read that right, the politician’s name really is Adolf Hitler – Adolf Hitler Uunona to be exact.
So, how did his name come to be? Well, according to Adolf, his father had named him Hitler without realizing what the name meant.
“My father named me after this man. He probably didn’t understand what Adolf Hitler stood for,” he said.
“As a child, I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager did I understand that this man wanted to conquer the whole world.”
Namibia is a former German colony, where a number of streets, places, and people still bear German names.
But there’s no German name quite as striking as Adolf. Thankfully, Namibia’s own does not have any plans for global domination.
He also promises he wants “nothing to do with Nazi ideology.”