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January 3, 2018

Hitler’s Birth Place

Filed under: Germany — furtherglory @ 1:15 pm

I have a section on my website about the town where Hitler was born: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BraunauAmInn/index.html

Adolph Hitler was born in a room here

Notice the stone marker on the right side of the photo. My photo of the stone marker is shown below.

When I visited the town where Hitler was born, I asked several people on the main street where the house, in which Hitler was born, was located. They all said “I don’t know” and hurried off. I later learned that it is a crime to tell tourists which building is the birthplace of Hitler.

6 Comments »

  1. The gravestones of Hitler’s parents were removed and the graves themselves covered with lime. In Europe (and indeed in Louisiana) grave spots are frequently rented, not purchased as they are in the U.S. In fact, much of the world holds a more realistic view of cemeteries as being temporary places where Americans view them as “eternal resting places.”

    The house, I understand, is threatened but has not been torn down.

    Comment by Alex Kennedy — February 2, 2018 @ 10:13 am

  2. It is a shame that a prominent politician(Norbert Hofer) in a so-called nationalist party or movement known as the FPÖ either a year or two ago ordered to have Hitler’s birthplace taken down. That is quite shameful in my opinion. These kosher nationalist parties aim to serve the Jews and only them. What a slap in the face that was when he said that. Destroying the memory of the Führer and blatantly erasing history. It’s okay to create new versions of history and get a pat on the back. If it is anything that resembles European culture and customs, it’s forbidden pretty much.

    Comment by Robert — January 7, 2018 @ 2:24 pm

  3. Yes, and Rudolf Hess’ family plot was erased up and the bodies moved to an undisclosed place, or possibly destroyed.

    Comment by Charles Krafft — January 3, 2018 @ 2:29 pm

  4. I heard that they actually destroyed and got rid of the graves of his mother and father.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — January 3, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

    • Gods acre, the plot you will eventually be burred, especially in most European countries, like Germany and Austria, are on a leasehold basis only for which descendants will not only pay but are obliged to maintain and keep the grave to an acceptable standard as set out in existing by-laws by the Municipality.

      In case a grave is no longer maintained, the Municipality together with the church will remove the gravestone (if there was one ) leaning it onto the church wall) and level the old grave site.

      Any remains are unceremoniously disposed off!

      In the case of Rudolf Hess’s grave stone, which had the inspiration ‘Ich hab’s gewagt’ [I dared it] was removed as it became a tourist destination!

      Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — January 4, 2018 @ 1:00 am


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