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House Hitler was born in will become a police station, Austria says

 

VIENNA (Reuters) - The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria's interior minister said on Tuesday, after years of debate over how best to prevent it becoming a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.

 

Having recently carried out a compulsory purchase of the house in Braunau am Inn, a town on the border with Germany, Austria will invite architects to submit plans for a redesign of the building. It will house the local police force's offices, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

 

"The house's future use by the police should send an unmistakable signal that this building will never again evoke the memory of National Socialism," Interior Minister Wolfgang Peschorn, who serves in a provisional government of civil servants, said in the statement.

 

Architects from across the European Union will be invited to submit plans for the building's redesign this month and a jury of experts and public officials will pick the winning design in the first half of next year, the Interior Ministry said.

 

Although Hitler was born in Braunau in 1889, Austria argued for decades that it was the first victim of National Socialism, having been annexed by Hitler's Germany in 1938.

 

Recent governments have, however, recognised that Austrians were also perpetrators of Nazi crimes and that there was little resistance to Hitler's rule.

 

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Dan Grebler)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-11-20

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

here's my design, where can I submit it?

 

It needs to go through these chaps too, then it would be acceptable.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Although Hitler was born in Braunau in 1889, Austria argued for decades that it was the first victim of National Socialism, having been annexed by Hitler's Germany in 1938.

No No !

 

Now there is "next stage wisdom"
Germany was the first victim of National Socialism and Hitler 555

 

The world has become completely stupid !

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I think their decision was OK. If Nazis show up to worship the place, give them a ticket.

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... anyhows, one can expect very slow service after approaching the Counter...

 

 - their response to you "half a Mo' "

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2 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

I must say that the obsession with controlling Nazi speech or symbols like this building demonstrate that European governments fear that their peoples, given a chance, will rise and go chase some Jews again.

I think that Hitler incited hatred against Jews wasn't and isn't the main concern of European leaders, past and present - they simply don't want their countries to be invaded and looted (and consequently lose their jobs).

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2 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

The Germanic mind doesnt like waste. Why tear down a perfectly good building?

If you rebuild it, they will come!

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