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German town fails to distance itself from Hitler

Dec. 16, 2013 at 2:18 PM

DIETRAMSZELL, Germany, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A German town failed to distance itself from former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler by revoking his honorary citizenship, officials said.

On Tuesday, the Bavarian town of Dietramszell's City Council voted on a measure Mayor Leni Grobmaier proposed to sever the long-ago link to the despotic Hitler, TheLocal.de reported.

However, the vote was split -- 8-8 -- leaving Hitler's honorary citizenship in the town intact.

"It would be a distortion of history, the whole debate is laughable," Council Member Traudi Frostl said.

Another member, Josef Hauser, said: "Honorary citizenship goes with death. It is all a very long time ago."

Meanwhile, the nearby town of Munsing carried out a similar vote and revoked Hitler's honorary citizenship without discussion or opposition.

Topics: Adolf Hitler
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