Hitler’s home a cop shop

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

THE house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a po­lice sta­tion af­ter years of de­bate over how best to pre­vent it be­com­ing a pil­grim­age site for neo-Nazis.

Hav­ing car­ried out a com­pul­sory pur­chase of the house in Brau­nau am Inn, a town on the bor­der with Ger­many, Aus­tria will in­vite ar­chi­tects to sub­mit plans for a re­design of the build­ing.

It will house the lo­cal po­lice force’s of­fices.

“The house’s fu­ture use by the po­lice should send an un­mis­take­able sig­nal that this build­ing will never again evoke the me­mory of Na­tional So­cial­ism,” In­te­rior Min­is­ter Wolf­gang Peschorn said.

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