Son of Hitler’s deputy accused of sexual abuse

January 3rd, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 3 (IANS) The eldest son of Hitler’s deputy Martin Bormann has been accused of sexually abusing a young boy when he was a priest 50 years ago, a media report said.A 63-year-old man said his “mistreatment” by Martin Bormann Jr., now 80, took place when he was a Catholic priest teaching at the Hearts of Jesus monastery in Austria’s Salzburg city, the Daily Mail reported.

The man, a pupil at the monastery, claimed the abuse went on for more than a year.

Austrian media reports have said the man is seriously ill and incapable of giving interviews.

His lawyer said his condition is related to what happened all those years ago - and the fact that no one believed him when he complained.

“I was so badly injured that for four weeks I could not go to the toilet properly,” the lawyer quoted the man as saying.

“This abuse ruined his life. Both his private and professional life was overshadowed by what happened to him. He has no self respect and no self confidence,” the lawyer said.

A former school friend of the man also told Austria’s Profil magazine that he was hit by Bormann Jr. when he was at the monastery as a pupil.

Bormann Jr.’s father, Hitler’s personal secretary and the second most powerful man in the Nazi regime, was tried in absentia at Nuremberg for war crimes and sentenced to death.

He died from a shell burst and his remains were found during roadworks in Berlin in 1972 and identified through DNA testing 26 years later.

His son was born Adolf Martin Bormann and went by the nickname of “Kronzi” - short for crown prince.

But after he learned of his father’s crimes, he entered priesthood in 1947. He renounced priesthood towards the end of the 1960s, and married in 1971 a nun, who had also renounced her vows.

He became a teacher of theology and retired in 1992.

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