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April 10, 2012

Hitler’s birthplace in Braunau am Inn, Austria

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The parents of Adolf Hitler are in the news currently because their tombstone has been removed and hauled off. It has probably been smashed to pieces already. I blogged yesterday about the cemetery in Leonding, Austria where the bodies of Hitler’s parents now lie in an unmarked grave.  A reader of my blog commented that Hitler’s birthplace might be next on the list of places to be destroyed.

When I visited Austria a few years ago, I went to the small town of Braunau am Inn where Hitler was born.  As soon as I entered the town, I went to a bookstore and asked  for directions to the house where Hitler was born.  The clerk looked at me as though I were someone from outer space and then said that he could not tell me.  I asked for a map that would show the location, and I was told that there is no such map.

I started walking down the main street until I saw a stone monument in front of a building.  I recognized the golden granite as a stone from the Mauthausen quarry which I had just visited.  This must be the place!

Granite stone in front of Hitler’s birthplace in Braunau am Inn in Austria

The photo above shows Salzburger Vorstadt in the historic town of Braunau am Inn (Braunau on the Inn river). This is the street where Hitler was born on April 20, 1889.  In the background, the building with the tower is the gatehouse into the town.  Hitler’s birthplace is the building on the right.

While I was taking these photos, the locals who were passing by, gave me a big smile of approval.  As far as I could tell, I was the only American tourist in the town that day.

Braunau am Inn has a population of about 17,500 people. This was formerly a walled town; it is located on the south bank of the Inn river which separates Austria and Germany. The street was renamed Adolf-Hitler-Strasse after the Anschluss of Germany and Austria on March 12, 1938.

Building where Adolf Hitler was born is unmarked except for a large granite stone

The photo above shows the yellow three-story building in Braunau am Inn which was the Gasthof zum Pommer or Gasthof des Josef Pommer at the time when Hitler was born there. The original address of the building was Salzburger Vorstadt 219 when Adolf Hitler was born here at 6:30 p.m. on April 20, 1889, Easter Sunday.  A Gasthof is also called a Gasthaus.  A Gasthaus is a small hotel that has a restaurant and a bar on the ground floor.  The local Gasthaus used to be the hangout for the men in the town — the women were at home, having a Kaffeeklatsch.

The house where Hitler was born is unmarked, except for a large stone of Mauthausen granite which was placed on the corner in 1989, the 100th anniversary of Hitler’s birth.

The granite stone in front of Hitler’s birthplace

The English translation of the words on the stone are: “For peace, freedom and democracy, never again Fascism, millions of dead admonish.”  

The stone, which is in front of Hitler’s birthplace, is from the quarry at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Mauthausen was chosen as the location for a camp because of the granite there.  Hitler wanted to use the Mauthausen granite for new buildings in Linz, where he planned to retire.

The rear of the building where Hitler was born

The birthplace of Adolf Hitler

Entrance to the town of Braunau am Inn is through this gatehouse

Parish Church of St. Stephan in Braunau am Inn

Adolf Hitler’s father, Alois, and his mother, Klara Pölzl, were married in this church on 7 January 1885 at 6 o’clock in the morning. It was a quiet ceremony because Klara was already over four months pregnant; she was 24 and her new husband was 48.  This was not the first marriage for Alois.  A descendant of his previous wife is the person who authorized the removal of the grave stone of Alois and Klara.

Hitler was baptized a Catholic in the St. Stephan church. Throughout his life, he never left the Catholic church, although he did not attend Mass on Sundays.

As was customary in Germany and Austria, Hitler’s baptismal name was Adolfus, the Latin word for Adolf. The name Adolf means noble wolf. His mother called him Adi.

Baptismal font where Hitler was baptized a Catholic in St. Stephan church

Adolf Hitler is usually thought of as the epitome of evil.  But whatever your opinion of him may be, you must admit that Hitler changed the world.  Without Hitler, there would be no Israel today and there would be only half as many Jews in America.  It was Hitler who ordered (directly or indirectly) the Final (or Total) Solution to the Jewish Question.  The Jewish Question was Should the Jews have their own country, or should they assimilate into the country where they live?

It was Hitler who sneaked Jews into Palestine and laid the groundwork for the country of Israel.  It was Hitler who got the Jews out of Europe and into the good life in America.

If not for Hitler, the Jews in Chicago would still be living in Bialystock and the Jews who are living in luxury in California and Florida would still be living in some Polish shtetl in a house like the one in the photo below.

Log house in Tykocin, a shtetl in Poland

I am adding two more photos of the Church where Hitler was baptized.  A reader of my blog commented that the church and the baptismal font might be the next places, associated with Hitler, that are destroyed.

St. Stephan Church in Braunau am Inn, Austria

The choir loft and organ in St. Stephan church

These photos were taken with a Nikon F5 camera, back in the days before digital cameras were popular.  I had one of the first digital cameras, but this technology was not advanced enough to take good quality photos at that time.

Update January 5, 2014:

When I visited the birthplace of Adolf Hitler, the ground floor of the building where he was born had been turned into a workshop where disabled children produced items for sale in a gift shop.  When this workshop was moved to a different location, the building was empty for over a year.  The building now houses a Museum about Hitler, according to this website:


  1. I have read this Internet tripe for ten years now. Get over it! You lost! You weren’t stabbed in the back either.Had your Reich not surrendered on may 7, 1945, it would have received the two atomic bombs the Japanese got in August, 1945.

    Comment by Barry Donn Willig — January 4, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    • To what “internet tripe” are you referring?

      You wrote “You lost!” Whom do you mean? Most of the followers of this blog are American or British. AFAIK, American and British people were among the winners of World War II.

      You mentioned “your Reich.” There are no citizens of any Reich, who are following this blog, AFAIK.

      It appears that you are a wandering Jew, who has wandered into the wrong blog.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 5, 2014 @ 10:33 am

  2. “The term “Endlösung der Judenfrage” (Final Solution of the Jewish Question) is a direct quote from the 1897 three-point-programme or “theses” of the Zionist; National Jewish Association – Cologne. The phrase was used repeatedly by Herzl and other Zionists from the late 19th century.

    “Some Zionist, frequently speak of Hitler as of a “Messenger of God” sent to further the work of Zionism. All Zionist activity is directed toward the principle aim of the Nazis: that of Jewish emigration from Germany. It was the Zionist scheme that we recently perfected for the mass emigration of all Jews from Germany within twenty-five years. ”

    – Canadian Jewish Chronicle – August 9, 1935

    I’d imagine the baptismal font, and probably even St. Stephan’s will get the Alois and Klara’s tombstone treatment one day.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — April 10, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    • Thanks for the links to the information about the “Jewish Question.” Many Holocaustians now change the phrase to the “Jewish Problem” which completely changes the meaning of what Hitler did.

      I have added two more photos of the church where Hitler’s parents were married and where Hitler was baptized.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 11, 2012 @ 6:52 am

      • It sure is a beautiful church.

        Like you FG, I attended Catholic school, and was even an altar boy for seven years, but with the exception of weddings/funerals/christenings, I stopped attending Mass 22 years ago.

        Here in the UK, virtually all the beautiful old churches are Church of England (Protestant), the vast majority of Catholic churches are under 100 years old. Down to the Reformation of course, and then the Puritans went and ripped all the distracting “idols” (crucifixes, statues, stain-glass, murals, engravings) out of most of them.

        Cromwell, banned Catholicism on pain-of-death in Britain, slaughtering countless-thousands of Catholics and Presbyterians in Ireland and Scotland. But the Jews love him. Back in 2006 our chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks said: “In the Middle Ages, Britain led the world in its hostility to Jews, and in 1290 became the first country to expel them,” he said. “But in one of the great reversals of all time, in the 17th century it led the world in tolerance. Jews came back to Britain in 1656, and in a few weeks time will begin celebrating the 350th anniversary of that event.”

        Jews even went to Cromwell’s home town to research his ancestry for Jewish blood. As some of them seriously considered him their messiah.

        As told in this 202 year old magazine:

        The New Model Army didn’t finance itself. I believe there’s something to the “Dutch Jews financed the Parliamentarians” conspiracy theory.

        Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — April 11, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    • Black Rabbit: These kind of statements by the Zionist Jews are where the ridiculous idea got started that Hitler was a Zionist. His “whole program”, they say, was help the Jews get to Palestine. He was “the founder of Israel,” they say. But of course, he had his own purpose for that, and when he saw how they were not following through with what they had promised — to be good neighbors and common workers — he quit helping them and made different plans.

      As to St. Stephan’s suffering the same fate as the Hitler grave marker, I don’t think so because nothing there hasd his name on it. They want to get rid of the Hitler name in any connection that shows it as being part of respectable society. He must be only a demon. And his family totally shamed. They might find a way to tear down the house across the street from St. Michael’s in Leonding, though.

      Comment by Carolyn Yeager — April 11, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

      • Caroline

        “Zionism must be vigorously supported in order to encourage a significant number of German Jews to leave for Palestine or other destination.”
        – Alfred Rosenburg, 1919

        It’s a fact that the Nazis, and Hitler, vigorously supported Zionism from 1933 – 1939, even to the severe detriment of German interests. Only the outbreak of war brought an end to their collaborating.

        Have you read German historian Klaus Polkehn’s 1976 paper “The Secret Contacts: Zionism and Nazi Germany, 1933-1941”?
        I uploaded it on a pdf through here:

        Mark Weber’s scholarship and presentation were exemplary in this recent broadcast on Nazi-Zionist collaboration.

        I have noticed that both neo-Nazis and Zionists (ie most Jews and 10s millions of US Evangelicals) get very, very angry when people mention the fact that Zionists and Nazis collaborated. I’ve received highly abusive emails from Jews, and even more abusive ones from neo-Nazis for writing about it.

        As for St. Stephan’s …… Talmudic Jews are commanded in their 613 Mitzvots to destroy idolatry, which, as Maimanodies confirmed repeatedly, includes Christianity. The Jewish Bolsheviks had shut-down over 99% of the Soviet Union’s churches by 1938. Destroying churches is a religious duty for the Pharisees.

        Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — April 11, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

        • Black Rabbit wrote: It’s a fact that the Nazis, and Hitler, vigorously supported Zionism from 1933 – 1939, even to the severe detriment of German interests. Only the outbreak of war brought an end to their collaborating.

          What you call a “fact” is not a fact. Did Hitler/Nazis “support” Zionism or did they work with the Zionists to remove Jews from Germany? Where was the “severe detriment” to German interests in that? Why don’t you try to think of a way to remove Jews from England? You could think of no way of doing it, could you? The opportunity of removing Jews in a humane way, even training them in agricultural skills and useful trades, and sending them off to a “Jewish homeland” was seen as just that — an opportunity that should be grasped. The Germans, contrary to what the majority of British think, were civilized people who preferred an amicable process over what eventually had to be done.

          BR wrote: I have noticed that both neo-Nazis and Zionists (ie most Jews and 10s millions of US Evangelicals) get very, very angry when people mention the fact that Zionists and Nazis collaborated. I’ve received highly abusive emails from Jews, and even more abusive ones from neo-Nazis for writing about it.

          What I notice is that you put “neo-Nazis” and Zionists in the same bag. This is what all the conspiracy theorists do who can’t get beyond their sensationalist, scummy Henry Makow-type journalism. It’s what sells, you know. National Socialists never were Zionists any more than Zionists were ever National Socialists. They each had/have their own separate agenda. But as we know, cooperation can sometimes occur between such peoples.
          No one who is familiar with history disputes that “Zionists and Nazis collaborated.” So it is not that, but the way you present it and the implications and insinuations you make about it that make people angry … I would say.

          As for St. Stephan’s … what the Jews general attitude and intentions toward Christianity is, is not the same thing as the particular attitude toward Hitler. Thus, clearly, the desire to get rid of the named Hitler landmarks in Germany and Austria is quite a different thing from wanting to get rid of Christianity. Therefore, they will not destroy that church just because the Hitler’s attended it or had a funeral there in the past, since it’s not marked in any way.

          For awhile I wondered if you were the Winston Smith who used to be a regular on The Political Cesspool radio program, from Tennessee. Winston Smith is his real name. Now I know you’re not, you’re a Brit who is using the name Winston Smith from Orwell’s book “1984.”

          Comment by Carolyn Yeager — April 12, 2012 @ 7:35 am

          • “Politically it (the Haavara) means giving valuable support to the establishment of a Jewish national home with the help of German capital.”
            – Reich Office for Foreign Affairs, memorandum, June 5, 1937

            “the advantages of the (Haavara) procedure have grown smaller while the disadvantages are becoming larger. … (Stuckart was of the opinion that if the establishing of a Jewish state was unavoidable, then:) “everything that would promote the growth of such a state should be refrained from. … There is no doubt that the Haavara procedure has made the greatest contribution to the tremendously rapid building of Palestine [ie the Zionist colonies]. The procedure did not only come up with the largest sums of money (from Germany) it also provided the most intelligent men amongst the immigrants, and finally, provided the necessary machines and industrial equipment also from Germany.”
            – State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of the Interior; Wilhelm Stuckart, memorandum, December 17, 1937

            As confirmed in a memorandum of the Political Trade Department of the Foreign Office of January 27, 1938. The fears of German officials regarding the Nazi / Zionism pact, had
            been brought before Hitler, who had decided that the Haavara pact should be continued. Hitler decided that German support of the Zionist colonization of Palestine, should
            not be halted despite the rising hostility of the Arabs towards Germany.

            “an initiative should be undertaken for the overdue cancellation of the Haavara agreement.”
            – Reich Office for Foreign Affairs, memorandum, November 12, 1938

            But this was not to happen until 3 years later, and only then because of the outbreak of war.

            Caroline wrote: “What you call a “fact” is not a fact. Did Hitler/Nazis “support” Zionism or did they work with the Zionists to remove Jews from Germany? Where was the “severe detriment” to German interests in that?”

            Have you read Ab Foxman’s forward to the 2009 edition of Edwin Black’s The Transfer Agreement? He takes a very similar position to you on Nazi-Zionist collaboration.

            I suggest you read the paper and listen to the broadcast I linked. Hitler was warned repeatedly that German support of the Haavara was antagonising Arabs, the British and even German business interests in Palestine.

            Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — April 12, 2012 @ 8:49 am

            • BR: Your style is to sprinkle one or two sentence quotes around, without context, and send people chasing off after what YOU want them to read. This is exactly what trolls and agents do. In the same spirit, you say that Abe Foxman takes the same position I do on N-Z collaboration … implying that I can’t therefore have it right.

              I have found a lot of questionable material on your site, which I never really looked at before. You have high technical proficiency and create a lot of sensationalist headlines and graphics. But what’s behind it? Why don’t you tell me (and us) exactly what your position is on N-Z collaboration — including who was behind it (Hitler? Not Hiter?), what was it’s real purpose, who benefited from it. Everything points to your position being that Hitler was a Zionist/working for the Zionists … that he was a disloyal German who betrayed the German people for the benefit of the Jews and Zionists … and betrayed his own National Socialist (Nazi to you) party. I’ve seen and heard this in so many places … once again Henry Makow is a good example; even Alex Jones. It’s disinformation, although some no doubt sincerely believe it. Your information, BR, is only as good as your sources.

              So put it all together for us, rather than just dropping insinuations all over this Blog.

              Comment by Carolyn Yeager — April 12, 2012 @ 9:08 am

              • yep me too I wish some clarification from the black rabbit, thsi is what I posted a couple of days ago without an answer “” i reply here because my proxy is not allowed on your blog (why?), here it is. Everytime your blog is on Hitler it gets weird. Either he’s jewish, or he is financed by them and now he is an excommunist again on 1 of your latest posts. If you believe the picture and the footage you posted are showing Hitler in 1919 you cast doubts on the rest of your otherwise great work I never comment because proxy. Your identification is an obvious mistake (why?) > For one Hitler had already a small moustache in 1919 (just google images 1919+ AH),… secondly the man on video and photo are different, even dressed different and looking much older than the only 30 year old hitler,… for third there are numerous other hoaxers picking out another man on the same group pfff! hey normally they pick out this one

                for fourth his garnison had to be there at the funeral of the bavarian president, so even if he was there it doesn’t say anything about him changing shirts overnight, which he did’nt. Be more precise on hitler, if not for this you’re doing a great job.””

                I have to state that overall the website of winston smith is a great work, a tremendous source of information. I can’t see him beign a double as he is giving in too much to dicredit th eHC. Incredible how fast he gets all his links and newspapers, and time for this research. but I agree with carolyn, as soon as your blog is on hitler or NS it gets sensational.

                Comment by wolf — April 12, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

                • wolf: One doesn’t print lies on one subject only, and tell the truth about everything else. There are many problems at that Blog … it’s all sensational. Sorry to crash the party, but listen to my Heretics’ Hour programs of April 16th and 23rd.

                  Comment by Carolyn Yeager — April 22, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

        • BR wrote: Have you read German historian Klaus Polkehn’s 1976 paper “The Secret Contacts: Zionism and Nazi Germany, 1933-1941″?
          I uploaded it on a pdf through here:

          Klaus Polkehn is not a historian, but a journalist. He lived and worked in Communist East Germany after the war. He was born in 1931
          in Berlin, so at age 14 he was ruled by the Soviets. He worked for the East German newspaper Wochenpost, becoming Deputy Editor. You can see him in a video interview here:

          He says he thinks it’s crazy to say “I’m proud to be a German” because if his father or grandfather had immigrated to America, he would be an American. (??) What he’s saying is that he is against nationalism … he is an internationalist-communist, a leftist. He has no particular loyalty to Germany.

          I think Polhehn’s ‘paper’ you put on your website and highly recommend to your readers reveals bias and hate for National Socialism and what he calls facism, and is not a source for factual history.

          Comment by Carolyn Yeager — April 12, 2012 @ 8:49 am

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