The corner yellow building in Braunau Am Inn in Austria where Hitler is believed to have been born.
The corner yellow building in Braunau Am Inn in Austria where Hitler is believed to have been born. Image: Anton-kurt Wikimedia CC BY SA 3.0

Austria unveils new design to turn Hitler’s birth house into police station

The building in Braunau am Inn where Hitler is believed to have been born is set to be transformed into a police station. This move is an attempt to ‘neutralise’ the building which has been a cause of political tensions and historically controversial.

Why a police station you ask? “The police are the protectors of fundamental rights and freedoms.” says Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, a principle whose execution is being questioned across the world in lieu of the death of George Floyd due to police brutality.

The house itself does not have any signs of Hitler save for rocks engraved “Fascism never again”. The building has been used as a library, care centre for the disabled and then a technical school. Austria has been slow as a country to accept its involvement in Nazism during the Second World War.

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