Austria seizes Hitler's house

Austria seizes Hitler's house
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Austrian court upholds compulsary purchase order on Hitler's birthplace

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Austria’s Constitutional Court has upheld the law that permits the compulsory purchase of the house
in which Adolf Hitler was born.

Authorities want to prevent the property in Braunau am Inn, becoming a neo-Nazi shrine and place of pillgramidge.

Austrian court: State seizure of Hitler’s home lawful https://t.co/HBR19JGDZa via dwnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BraunauamInn?src=hash">#BraunauamInn</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Austria?src=hash">#Austria</a> <a href="https://t.co/UZLVBkVCub">pic.twitter.com/UZLVBkVCub</a></p>— Paul Harris (pathrs) June 30, 2017

The owner Gerlinde Pommer appealed against the parliament’s vote for a compulsory purchase order she argued that the building could be transformed without being seized by the state.

Austrian authorities intend to convert the building and hand it over to a disabilities charity.

Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889, and was the 4th of 6th children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. pic.twitter.com/GQTx58Lqgm

— WW2 Daily Fact (@WW2dailyfact) June 11, 2017

The state currently pays €5,000 a month in rent to Gerlinde Pommer and under the expropriation law she will receive compensation.

The mass killer was born on the top floor of the building near the Austro-German border in 1889.

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