Hitler is no longer honorary citizen of a Bavarian village

Berlin – Tegernsee, a popular tourist destination in southern Germany, has officially striped Adolf Hitler of his title of “honorary citizen,” which he had been granted 83 years previously, announced on Wednesday the village’s mayor to the daily newspaper Bild.

“We wanted this over, once and for all,” said Johannes Hagn, according to the popular newspaper’s website, explaining that the decision was adopted unanimously by the sixteen village councilors.

Tegernsee, with a population of 4,000, with its lake nestled in the mountains, attracted Nazi leaders, who had made one of their resorts in the town. It awarded the Nazi leader the title of “honorary citizen” in 1933, when Hitler was appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

via ynetnews.com

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