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Bavarian town revokes Hitler’s honorary citizenship – 80 years on

Published time: December 18, 2013 18:28
Adolf Hitler, Paul von Hindenburg.(AFP Photo)

Adolf Hitler, Paul von Hindenburg.(AFP Photo)

A small German town council has finally voted to strip Adolf Hitler of honorary citizenship after criticism sparked by the officials’ failure last week to nullify the title awarded to the Nazi leader 80 years ago.

The full council of the Bavarian town of Dietramszell voted 21-0 to adopt a resolution that denounces the decision made in 1933, the year when President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor, reports Associated Press.

The unanimity comes after last week’s vote which ended with them being split on the issue: eight voted for the motion initiated by the town mayor while eight said ‘no’.

It would be a distortion of history, the whole debate is laughable,” said council member Traudi Fröstl, as cited by The Local news website. Another member, Josef Hauser explained his decision to vote against saying that “Honorary citizenship goes with death. It is all a very long time ago.”

However, authorities changed their minds after hearing impassioned testimony from a woman who lost her family in the Holocaust, town administrator Thomas Gerg explained on Wednesday.

The resolution on stripping Hitler of the title was put forward by Mayor Leni Gröbmaier in a move to distance Dietramszell from Hitler and other senior Nazis. It cropped up after an archivist found that Hitler, as well as von Hindenburg were both given the honorary citizenship of the Bavarian town.

Comments (10)

 

OswaldtheMosley 23.01.2014 19:11

Deborah 12.01.2014 16:33

Six Million Jews. The atrocities of Hitler's Germany are beyond comprehension. There were Germans serving who lost there own lives rather than participate in this sort atrocitie.

  


top goy

 

Deborah 12.01.2014 16:33

Six Million Jews. The atrocities of Hitler's Germany are beyond comprehension. There were Germans serving who lost there own lives rather than participate in this sort atrocitie.

 

Wizard2579 08.01.2014 18:49

Abinico Warez 18.12.2013 20:12

So..

  


Nobody wants to deny Hitler did good for germans, but he did a lot more evil to non-germans. You're trying to absolve him of all evil, which cannot be, if we strive for peace. Jews overreact, it's their nature. If they hadn't turned jewy while waiting for Moses, they wouldn't wander 40 years in the desert.


Doberman Knives 18.12.2013 19:05

with everything going on in the world they spend the time dragging this up

  


Mr Knives, if one does not acknowledge history and learn from it, one is doomed to repeat it. Remember that.

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