Contraversial X-factor contestant and wannabe celebrity, Katie Waissel (24), is in the news again as rumours surface concerning her great-grandfather's alleged role in Hitler's death camps.
According to the respected WW11 historian, Herbert Spangler, Katie Waissel's great-grandfather, Heinz Waissel, worked at Buchenwald concentration camp from the summer of 1942 until the winter of 1943 when he left to join the personal staff of Heinrich Himmler as his valet. There is further speculation that Heinz Waissel was distantly related to Adolf Hitler on his mother's side.
Katie's father, Maurice Adolf Waissel (55), has been eager to dismiss these claims as utter nonsense. 'These claims are utter nonsense', he twittered this morning. 'I vish to deny them and I vill get to the bottom of this', he continued.
Likewise, Katie's brother and sister were also quick to respond. Her brother, James Herman Waissel(20), insisted that this was 'simply a case of mistaken identity',whilst
sister, Natalie Eva Waissel (27) suggested that these rumours had been started by other X-Factor contestants who were jealous of Katie's talent.
Katie's mother, Diana (51) refused to comment on the rumours as she worked at the family business in Pinner, a boutique specialising in Nazi uniforms and memorabilia.
According to X-Factor insiders, these accuations have caused additional tensions between the contestants and in paricular between Katie and Cher Lloyd, who has gypsy origins.
Music guru, Simon Cowell issued a statement in which he confirmed that being a relative of a military dictator, responsible for the mass genocide of millions of people would not preclude them from performing on X-Factor.
'After all we've had criminals and prostitutes before', he said. 'It's the public that vote, so the public get what the public want!'