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Seizing And Tearing Down Hitler's Birthplace in Braunau

Article about: Hitler's birthplace should be seized, torn down, Austrian politician says Government plans to take control of neo-Nazi 'cult site' after owner refuses to sell Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 12,

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    Hitler's birthplace should be seized, torn down, Austrian politician says
    Government plans to take control of neo-Nazi 'cult site' after owner refuses to sell
    Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 12, 2016 9:55 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 12, 2016 9:55 AM ET

    The house in which Adolf Hitler was born is seen through a fence in the northern Austrian city of Braunau on the Inn in September 2012. Hitler's family lived in the house for only three years around his birth in 1889; but its fate has long been the subject of controversy.
    The house in which Adolf Hitler was born is seen through a fence in the northern Austrian city of Braunau on the Inn in September 2012. Hitler's family lived in the house for only three years around his birth in 1889; but its fate has long been the subject of controversy. (Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters)

    Austria's government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, and the country's interior minister said he wanted to tear it down.

    Hitler's family lived in the house in Braunau on the Inn for only three years around his birth on April 20, 1889; but the fate of the three-story building coated in pale yellow paint has long been the subject of controversy.

    A spokesman for the interior ministry said the government had agreed on a law to take ownership after the building's landlord, a local woman, had refused to sell it to the state. The bill would now go before parliament.

    "The decision is necessary because the republic would like to prevent this house from becoming a 'cult site' for neo-Nazis in any way, which it has been repeatedly in the past, when people gathered there to shout slogans," Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka told reporters before the cabinet meeting.

    "It is my vision to tear down the house," he added. A commission consisting of 12 members from the fields of politics, administration, academia and civic society will ultimately decide the fate of the building.

    Hitler giving speech
    Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938. Debate still smolders over whether Austrians were willing accomplices, many having cheered Hitler's return to his country of birth at the time, or the first victims of his dictatorship. (Getty Images)

    No right to appeal
    A retired local woman owns the property, which Austria's interior ministry has been renting since 1972 and has sublet to Braunau. The ministry pays around 4,800 euros ($6,926 Cdn) a month in rent.

    The building has housed workshops for disabled people, but has been empty since 2011, because the owner repeatedly rejected ideas for the future use of the house and purchase offers from the state, according to the interior ministry spokesman.

    Once the law has passed parliament, the owner has no right to appeal the decision or negotiate her compensation, which will be in line with the sum paid to home owners evicted in the course of railway line construction, he said.

    Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938. Debate still smolders over whether Austrians were willing accomplices, many having cheered his return to his country of birth at the time, or the first victims of a dictatorship that ultimately reduced much of Europe to ruins and cost tens of millions of lives.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    There's just something disturbing about this strange effort these days to erase History so that we can all pretend that it never happened. One sees this in the US with the Civil War controversies, etc. It is, as said, abit disturbing in my eyes. Opinions and attitudes do change over the years and to destroy something Today that Tomorrow may be felt differently about is not sitting right.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    There's just something disturbing about this strange effort these days to erase History so that we can all pretend that it never happened. One sees this in the US with the Civil War controversies, etc. It is, as said, abit disturbing in my eyes. Opinions and attitudes do change over the years and to destroy something Today that Tomorrow may be felt differently about is not sitting right.
    I agree friend erasing history doesn't change a damned thing. It just makes everyone stupid.

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    Agree guys. Destroying the house will not change history. Many politicians usually jump on what is popular and make changes for their own personal gain. Usually buckle under to "political correctness" like the removal of the Confederate flag over here.

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    More details from a news article posted on the BBC website back in April, can be found in the thread linked below:

    Austrian State Plans to Seize Hitler Birthplace - Braunau am Inn
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    The man was a monster who lead a movement and war that killed many millions of people. There are many kz camps that still exist as a testament to his madness. I could care less if his boyhood home is torn down.
    There is enough left over for history to remember who he was and what he did.
    BOB

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    History isn't always nice or pretty, but to destroy it from concerns that today are current and tomorrow may not be is foolhardy. We look today at the Great Pyramid and the Colosseum of Rome in their present day states of half destruction because someone back then decided they were not worth saving and we wish that they had not done so. When something is destroyed due to prevailing sentiment, it is presumptuous. Presumptuous that we of today can dictate what they of tomorrow will want or even be Allowed to look at. History is what it is-whether we want it to be or not. Should the castles of Europe have all been razed to the ground because at one time or another they were owned by a bloodthirsty tyrant? Were there any worse or more vicious killers than the Emperors of Rome? Nero? Tiberius? Caligula? Would we that all of their structures be destroyed? No one hates the "Bloody Kaiser" today-despite the many atrocities committed during the Great War. No one today would propose that his royal residence be torn down and a sign put up stating "This vacant lot is where Kaiser Wilhelm the II once lived".

    It would be absurd to suggest that I am in favor of some sort of shrine to Hitler to be erected. But, as said, History is History-whether it was Good and Nice or Evil and Bloody. We should let the citizens of tomorrow's generations decide how they wish to handle things.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Here, you can make your case to these people.


    Embassy of Austria
    Embassy
    Address: 3524 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Phone202) 895-6700
    Hours: Open today · 9AM–5PM

    Of course, if you are then planning on a trip to Austria, you might be very surprised at what happens to you, as David Irving found out.
    damit, basta.

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    or, you can write directly to the local authorities.


    Kontakt und Bürgerservicezeiten
    Anschrift Stadtamt Braunau am Inn
    Stadtplatz 38
    5280 Braunau am Inn
    Telefon +43 7722 808-0
    Faxnummer +43 7722 808-100
    Web Willkommen in Braunau am Inn
    E-Mail rathaus@braunau.ooe.gv.at
    Amtszeiten

    Wir kümmern uns gerne um Ihre Anliegen! Nach telefonischer Vereinbarung sind selbstverständlich auch Termine außerhalb der Parteienverkehrszeiten möglich.
    damit, basta.

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    or you can also contact these people, if you want.

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    Wenn Sie auf einer Web-Seite oder in einer News-Group Beiträge mit neonazistischen, rassistischen und antisemitischen Inhalten vorfinden, melden Sie bitte Ihre Wahrnehmung der

    MELDESTELLE - NS-WIEDERBETÄTIGUNG.

    Ihre Angaben werden vertraulich behandelt soweit keine gesetzliche Verpflichtung zur Weiterleitung besteht.
    Selbstverständlich können Sie auch bei jeder Polizeidienststelle eine Anzeige wegen Verdachtes der NS- Wiederbetätigung erstatten.

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    Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 07-19-2016 at 09:12 PM.
    damit, basta.

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