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Police moves into the birth house of Adolf Hitler

A year long dispute comes to an end: The birthplace of Adolf Hitler in Braunau am Inn in the Austrian state of upper Austria will in future be used by the police. As the interior Ministry announced, is to move the district police command and the local police inspection, according to a new design of the building. For this, the EU will start in the current month-more competition for architects. With a result of the competition was to be expected in the first half of 2020.

Previously, had been the building empty for several years. Prior to 2011, a life-help with disabled people's workshop had used the house for a long time. Only when the condition of the property deteriorated, moved out of the organization. In 2013, the "Kurier" wrote that the historically charged building will also be open for migrants. The charity organisation Volkshilfe had the intention to rent the house. It was nothing finally.

Also, the idea of the then mayor of the ÖVP, to rent the house to Private, was not consent, but caused a lot of excitement. Others argued for a memorial against the Holocaust. However, this idea has not been implemented.

in 2017, was dispossessed of the house by his previous owner and was in the possession of the Republic of Austria. The expropriation had led to a longer dispute between the previous owner, a Pensioner, and the state of the amount of compensation. So far, 812'000 Euro (approximately 891'000 Swiss francs) went to the former owner.

A snapshot for the family album

not found Austria's government is unhappy new roommate for the house. The police to move in, to be "an unmistakable sign that this building is deprived for ever a memory of Nazism", declared Minister of the interior Wolfgang Peschorn. The inhabitants of Braunau are glad that the birthplace of their inglorious son found a new determination.

The expropriation and the new changes should prevent the Site serves more as a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis. But tourists can be the birth place of the subsequent Reich Chancellor and Nazi dictator's photograph. In front of the building from the former concentration camp Mauthausen more Mahnstein granite is, by the way. It says: "For peace, freedom and democracy. Never again fascism. Millions of Dead admonish." (fal/sz.de)

Created: 20.11.2019, 09:32 PM

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