Hitler House Won't Be Demolished? Shrine For Neo-Nazis To Be Remodeled Despite Austria's Intention Of Complete Destruction

Patrick Frye

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."

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Interestingly, it appears the country hopes a cosmetic makeover should be enough to keep neo-Nazis and tourists, who frequent the place, from treating the building as a shrine. Essentially, a new building in Braunau am Inn, in western Austria along the border with Germany and about 75 miles east of Munich, will hopefully obscure all links to Adolf Hitler's birthplace. Austria is keen on fundamentally altering the place where the Nazi dictator was born and wants to prevent the house from becoming a shrine for neo-Nazi pilgrimage, reported CNN.

The committee members noted destroying the structure to end its attraction for admirers of the Nazi dictator would give an impression of trying to erase part of Austria's history. Agreeing with the committee, Sobotka said the following.

"I agree with the commission that a profound architectural redesign makes sense to permanently prevent both the recognition and the symbolic value of the building."

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