I was shocked to read this on the website of Carolyn Yeager:
The tasteful headstone that marked the resting place of Alois and Klara Hitler in the Leonding churchyard since before WWI. It was removed Wednesday by timid German-Austrian Catholics in service to Jewish hatred and Jewish desire to obliterate history they don’t like because it does not serve their interests. This gravestone in the cemetery near Linz, Austria makes Adolf Hitler seem all too human.
I love German cemeteries. The graves are like tiny flower gardens. As Beatrix Potter famously wrote: You will not find a faded leaf Or blighted blossom there. The grave of Hitler’s parents was quite modest. Nothing ostentatious. I can’t believe that anyone would dishonor Alois and Klara Hitler, who never did anything wrong. It’s not their fault that their son grew up to be Adolf Hitler. They were long dead before little “Adi” became the Chancellor of Germany.
Apparently, this grave site will now be used to bury someone else. Grave sites are leased for 10 years and the lease must be renewed every 10 years. This is commonly done in Germany and Austria where bodies are buried on top of other bodies after a few years. The grave stone for Hitler’s parents is now gone, but that won’t keep people from visiting the former grave.
The photo above shows Adolf Hitler’s boyhood home, which is located across the street from the cemetery in the town of Leonding, Austria. Leonding is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) southwest of Linz, Austria. Adolf Hitler moved there with his family in November 1898 when he was 9 years old. He lived with his family in this house at Number 16 Michaelsbergstrasse for seven years.
I took a taxi from Linz, Austria to Leonding and told the driver that I wanted to visit Hitler’s boyhood home. The driver dropped me off on Michaelsbergstrasse a few yards from the house. I had seen photos of the house, so I knew which house it was. As I started walking across the street to the house, an elderly couple spoke to me, but I couldn’t understand what they were saying because Austrians speak a dialect that is different from the High German that I learned in German class. They seemed to be angry that I was walking towards this unmarked house; they were probably trying to tell me that I was treading on dangerous ground. I was the only person there who was looking at the house.
I had done some research before my trip and I knew that the Hitler grave was under a big fir tree. I had no trouble finding it. I had also read that people in Austria are reluctant to point out the grave to visitors.
Hitler’s childhood home is located directly across the street from the cemetery in Leonding, Austria. It is the yellow house shown on the right in the photo above. Adolf Hitler’s baby brother Edmund and his parents are buried in the cemetery across the street from the Hitler family home. Edmund died of measles on February 2, 1900.