Heinz Hitler was a Unteroffizier (NCO) in the german army who went missing in the Wjasma area
Born Thesdorf Quellental
Heinrich Hitler (nickname Heinz) was the son of Alois Hitler, Jr. and his second wife Hedwig Heidemann (1889-1966 who married Alois 13 Dec 1919 Hamburg Germany)and the nephew of German dictator Adolf Hitler. When World War II started he joined the Wehrmacht and served on the eastern front, where he was captured and died in prison in 1942.
Unlike his half-brother William Patrick Hitler, whom Adolf reportedly called "my loathsome nephew", Heinz was a strong Nazi and his uncle's favorite. He attended an elite Nazi military academy, the National Political Institutes of Education (Napola) in Ballenstedt/Saxony-Anhal. Aspiring to be an officer, Heinz joined the Wehrmacht as a signals NCO with the 23rd Potsdamer Artillery Regiment in 1941, and he participated in the invasion of the Soviet Union, Operation Barbarossa. On January 10, 1942, he was sent to recover communications equipment from a forward position. This was one of the things that worried Adolf Hitler, who did not want his nephew to serve on the front line because of the risk of death. Heinz never returned. He was sent to retrieve radio equipment from near the front lines where he was captured by the Soviet Union January 10. He was sent to VIP Russian prison camp Butyrka where he was tortured to death.