Demolition planned to erase property's pull as pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis
The idea is to prevent the property from being a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis. This comes after a long fight with the current owner. Now the government intends to confiscate it and demolish it.
VIENNA (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.
The home where Adolf Hitler was born in Branau will be demolished, the Austrian government has confirmed. A new building will be erected in its place in efforts to erase any link to his birthplace.
A right-wing Austrian politician who may yet be the country's president has called for the demolition of Adolf Hitler's first home. The Nazi leader was born in 1889 in a yellow-brick house on a street in the northern Austrian villag...