Austrian town revokes Hitler’s honorary title

25.05.2011                      21.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 36 des Omer


Austrian town revokes Hitler's honorary title

Amstetten town council approves by large majority motion to make his title null and void; Hitler received title in 1939 visit.

An Austrian town revoked the honorary citizenship of Adolf Hitler on Tuesday in an effort to sever any links with the Nazi dictator's legacy ahead of a 900-year civic anniversary and following a media uproar.
The town council in the western town of Amstetten, 150 km (95 miles) from Vienna, approved by a large majority a motion that the title be declared null and void, the Austrian Press Agency (APA) quoted Mayor Herbert Katzengruber as saying….