Austria wants to seize Hitler’s birth house

The house where Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau Am Inn, Austria has been empty since 2011 when the government became embroiled in a dispute with owner Gerlinde Pommer, a local residentAustria said Saturday it wants to seize Adolf Hitler's birthplace from its private owner in a bid to end a bitter legal battle and stop the house from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine. "We are currently examining the creation of a law, which would force a change of ownership and pass the property to the Republic of Austria," interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP. The building in the quaint northern town of Braunau am Inn has been empty since 2011 when the government became embroiled in a dispute with owner Gerlinde Pommer, a local resident.


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