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    Austria Considers Takeover of Hitler's Birthplace



    Austria is considering enacting a law so it can seize the birthplace of Adolf Hitler from its private owner, to keep it from being turned into a neo-Nazi shrine.

    Austria's Interior Ministry said Saturday that such a law would force the owner to turn over the property in Braunau am Inn, in return for compensation.

    The family of a local resident, Gerlinde Pommer, has owned the property for more than a century. She has refused to sell the property to the state and has also refused to grant permission for renovations. The building is currently vacant.

    The house cannot be torn down because it has protected status as part of the town's historic center. Residents of Breslau have varying opinions on what should be done with the space, ranging from a museum dedicated to Austria's liberation to a center for disabled people.

    The building is the site of yearly anti-fascist protests on Hitler's April 20 birthday.

    Adolf Hitler is notorious as the leader behind Germany's military aggression and mass exterminations of Jews, Poles, gypsies, and homosexuals during the second World War. He committed suicide in an underground bunker in 1945, when it became clear that Germany would lose the war.

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    Isn't stealing other peoples property like this a bit fascist?

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    If anybody was wondering if it is possible to Godwin a thread about Hitler then xanax has just answered the question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Isn't stealing other peoples property like this a bit fascist?
    Isn't trying to suppress history or freedom of political thinking a little fascist?

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    Austria is considering enacting a law so it can seize the birthplace of Adolf Hitler from its private owner, to keep it from being turned into a neo-Nazi shrine.
    the state and has also refused to grant permission for renovations.
    So what will the state do with it? Demolish it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    So what will the state do with it? Demolish it?
    Theme park? Should work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    So what will the state do with it? Demolish it?
    Theme park? Should work.

    Exactly. Or a Hitler memorabilia museum. They could sell teatowels and teaspoons and mugs and stuff and people could leave flowers on the anniversary of his death.

    On a related note my granddad had a whole lot of interesting Nazi stuff he bought back from the war. Most interesting to me was a Nazi helmet and a Bayonet with sheath.
    My stupid fucking stepfather burnt down the shed where it was stored. What a pity.
    I reckon it'd be worth something now.

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    Hotel would be popular with Thais, they already got the t shirts

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    They could use it to house all those recent new arrivals

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