How many brothers and sisters do you have? And let's count half-brothers and half-sisters. A Toronto man claims to have about 1,000 siblings.
Barry Stevens, a Toronto filmmaker, has been researching the late Bertold Wiesner, an Austrian Jew who ran a fertility clinic in England. Wiesner not only was Stevens' biological father, but also a father to hundreds of others.
Over the past decade, DNA tests conducted on 19 children conceived at the London fertility clinic revealed two-thirds of them were fathered by Wiesner. If that ratio holds true for the 1,500 children conceived in the clinic between 1943 and 1962, the number of Wiesner’s progeny could be 1,000.
I'd like to see the family group sheet on this "family!"
You can read much more in a news story at http://goo.gl/iGzwd.
My thanks to Waldemar Kowalski for telling me about this story.
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