Seventy years after the Second World War Braunau is still struggling to find a solution for the birth house of Hitler. Since a sheltered workshop moved out four years ago, it has been empty. A real “House of Responsibility” is not in sight.
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For decades the Republic of Austria has been renting Hitler’s birth house in Braunau to prevent it from becoming a Nazi-cult site. The owners, whose ancestors profited from Hitler-tourism in the past, undermine any meaningful usage of the house. Now the Republic is examining the possibility of expropriation.