The house where Adolf Hitler was born will not be torn down, as was indicated earlier by Austria's interior minister, Wolfgang Sobotka. Instead, the country plans to fundamentally alter the appearance of the building to hopefully dissuade and deter neo-Nazis and Nazi sympathizers from treating it as a shrine.
After years of legally battling for the custody of the house in which Adolf Hitler was born, Austrian government secured the premises, and it appeared that the building would soon be razed to the ground as it has always been a symbol of gruesome oppression and persecution of the country's many generations during the brief Nazi dominance. Andreas Großschartner, an Interior Ministry spokesperson, had made it clear the empty house will soon be demolished, reported New York Times. Interestingly, Austria's interior minister, Wolfgang Sobotka had initially confirmed the country's intentions about the building, when he said,
"The Hitler house will be torn down."