Did Hitler unleash the Holocaust because a Jewish prostitute gave him syphilis?
A brief encounter with a Jewish prostitute may have led to Hitler's genocidal Holocaust, claim psychiatrists. They believe he may have caught the sexually transmitted disease syphilis which, if untreated, can eventually cause madness. According to a report, mental and behavioural disturbances triggered by the advanced stages of the disease could have resulted in Hitler targeting Jews and the mentally retarded. There is "ample circumstantial evidence" for the theory, according to a team headed by psychiatrist Dr Bassem Habeeb.According to Dr Habeeb, Hitler came up with his mad ideas because he had the pox. What Dr Habeeb's excuse is, we don't yet know.