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The Reich Stuff

by | 7th, April 2004

‘ADOLF Hitler’s honorary citizenship of the Austrian town of Haslach has finally been cancelled – 66 years after it was originally granted.

It was granted in March 1938 and scrapped this week when the town’s council decided unanimously to strip Hitler of his honorary status.

Mayor Norbert Leitner from the Social Democratic Party said: ‘This was a democratic cleansing act, and more than necessary.’

Haslach was the last Austrian town still to list Hitler as one of its honorary citizens; in Germany, the town of Bitterfeld in Sachsen-Anhalt still does, the local mayor defending the listing by saying it had to be ‘historically complete’.

And he was only obeying orders…’

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