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May 25, 2011

Austrian town strips Hitler of honorary citizenship

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/austrian_town_strips_hitler_of_honorary_citizenship_20110525

An Austrian town has revoked the honorary citizenship that it bestowed upon Adolf Hitler during the Third Reich.

The Town Council of Amstetten voted Tuesday to take away the honor. Two council members from the far-right Freedom Party abstained.

A council member from the Green Party, Raphael Lueger, raised the issue of Hitler’s honorary citizenship.

Lueger told the Austrian Press Agency that Hitler had been granted the honor when he visited Amstetten in 1939, a year after Nazi Germany had annexed Austria, the country of Hitler’s birth.

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