Austrian officials have unveiled plans to transform Adolf Hitler’s place of birth into a police station following a legal battle that lasted several years.
The site, a three-storey building in the border town Braunau am Inn, will be completely transformed in order to stop it becoming a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazi scumbags.
Infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in a flat in the building on April 20, 1889, and his dad worked as a customs official in the town.
Hitler then moved with his family when he was three years old.
City plans to turn the controversial building into a police station were announced in November when Austria’s Interior Ministry launched an EU-wide design competition for its renovation.
The winning team’s proposal showed the building’s current yellow facade would be replaced with a white one – keeping it in line with the neighbouring buildings.
A government press released said the town had become “the antithesis of everything Hitler stood for”.
It added: “You can recognise a country’s democratic culture by dealing with its history, and it has taken Austria a long time to face up to its own history.
“Today we are opening a new chapter in dealing with our historical responsibility.”
The building has long been a controversial issue in the town with many wanting to demolish the building and eliminate Hitler’s connection to the town.
In 2012, then-mayor Johannes Waidbacher told paper Der Standard that the town was already “stigmatised”.
He also said that because the three years Hitler spent in the town were not his most formative, that they did not want to continue to be associated with the tyrant.
Mr Waidbacher added: “We as the city of Braun are therefore not prepared to take responsibility for the breakout of World War 2.”
For decades, the building belonged to Gerlinde Pommer, whose family owned the building before Hitler was even born.