Hitler's birthplace withdraws honour

2011-07-08 20:18

Braunau - Adolf Hitler is now formally persona non grata in the town of his birth.

The town council in the Austrian village of Braunau has unanimously decided to withdraw honorary citizenship from the community's most infamous son, 78 years after the Nazi dictator was given the title.

Hitler was actually born in the tiny village of Ranshofen, next to Braunau and became an honorary citizen of that hamlet in 1933.

But Ranshofen became part of Braunau a few years later and thus is universally recognised as Hitler's birthplace.

Braunau historians say they aren't sure if the title was transferable from Ranshofen to Braunau. But the town council decided to abolish it late on Thursday - just in case.

  • tommy 2 - 2011-07-08 20:43

    wHAT A SAD DAY.............

      Krolie - 2011-07-09 05:28

      Bollocks, ruddy HIGH TIME!!!

  • R.Suppards - 2011-07-08 20:49

    To most of the citizens of his home town, southern Germany & Austria, Adolf was an OK guy. It's just that WW2 got in the way.

  • Jaimo - 2011-07-08 21:00

    HITLERISM is alive on planet earth today with all these trouble-makers and persecutors of ISRAEL trying to discredit the sovereign state and govt. of the Jewish nation, with the pathetic meaningless FLOTILLA and the so called 'Palestinian cause' based on an absolute LIE. The prevailing spirit of Hitler manifesting in these misguided people will one day soon be judged and cease forever!!!! Viva Israel.

      Peter Smith - 2011-07-08 21:24

      your calm, rational and objective arguments are quite supportive of the rightness of your cause. Well Done.

      zaatheist - 2011-07-09 04:39

      @Peter Smith I'm afraid that your sarcasm is way above his head.

  • Goddok - 2011-07-08 21:12

    Why try and change history, just to be politically correct ?

      j4truth - 2011-07-08 21:25

      Hitler thought he was politically correct. So do a lot of people today - but they persecute Jews and Israel!!??

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