15 October 2018 - 7 Heshvan 5779 - ז' חשון ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Adolf Hitler’s home to be torn down E-mail

Adolf Hitler’s birthplace in Austria will be torn down and a new building with no connection to the Nazi leader will be built in its place. The plan was announced recently by the country’s Interior Ministry.

The plan must still be written into legislation and passed by Austria’s Parliament, the Associated Press reported. The vote is due take place before the end of this year, and likely would be a formality, according to the news service.

The Austrian government has initiated formal legal procedures to dispossess the home in the German border town of Braunau from its owners, in an attempt to prevent the site from becoming a shrine to the neo-Nazi community. Hitler was born in the home on 20 April, 1889, and Gerlinde Pommer’s family has owned it for more than a century. The town has tried for decades to purchase the building. The ministry had rented the home for decades and sublet it to charitable organisations.

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