Building in Austria to be demolished & it’s owner thrown out on the Strasse - Why?

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This Building in Austria to be demolished & it’s owner thrown out on the Strasse - Why?

Amazing news from Austria today as one of that Country’s most historical buildings is to be forcibly seized from its owner and demolished. BTW there is absolutely nothing wrong with the building. It is perfectly sound and obstructs nothing or no one. It displays nothing on its infrastructure that could offend anyone and has stood on the same spot since the 1880s.

Why then you make ask would the local authorities want to tear it down against the will of its legal owner? - For no other reason than that the former Chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler was born there on 20 April 1889.

The government this year launched formal legal procedures to dispossess the home’s owner after she had repeatedly refused to sell the building or to allow renovations that would reduce its symbolic impact as Hitler’s birthplace and its draw for his admirers.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/17/adolf-hitlers-first-home-to-be-torn-down-and-replaced-with-a-new-building

Now no matter what one may think of his actions the principle involved here is do we allow current values of historical morality to dictate what historical buildings get to stay up and be torn down? For instance the palaces of the Czars still stand, Buckingham Palace still stands and is operational as well as being a lucrative tourist attraction - as is the Palace of Versailles. Think of all the crimes hatched within their walls....

In Italy believe it or not the Mausoleum of one Benito Mussolini is a bloody Shrine - yes a Shrine to his memory! - and doing very well by all accounts.

But one non descript building in Braunau am Inn is to be obliterated which IMO sets a very bad precedent if buildings of historical significance, indeed in this case of huge historical significance, are to be wiped because of political correctness. Some what ironic that across the border in Germany Martin Luther’s house site is a major historical building and it can hardly be denied that Luther’s fiery language* kindled far more wars and persecutions than could be laid at the door of the Austrian Corporal....

*Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self­glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/Luther_on_Jews.html
 
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Maybe Austria could have used it as a centre for refugees, as a nice two fingers to Adolf and moder-day right-wingers
 

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Amazing news from Austria today as one of that Country’s most historical buildings is to be forcibly seized from its owner and demolished...

But one non descript building in Braunau am Inn is to be obliterated which IMO sets a very bad precedent if buildings of historical significance, indeed in this case of huge historical significance, are to be wiped because of political correctness. Some what ironic that across the border in Germany Martin Luther’s house site is a major historical building and it can hardly be denied that Luther’s fiery language* kindled far more wars and persecutions than could be laid at the door of the Austrian Corporal....

*Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self­glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.
Martin Luther - "The Jews & Their Lies" | Jewish Virtual Library
It's useful to point out that Martin Luther was fiercely anti-Semitic.

But Hitler's house... Who cares?
 

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This Building in Austria to be demolished & it’s owner thrown out on the Strasse - Why?

Amazing news from Austria today as one of that Country’s most historical buildings is to be forcibly seized from its owner and demolished. BTW there is absolutely nothing wrong with the building. It is perfectly sound and obstructs nothing or no one. It displays nothing on its infrastructure that could offend anyone and has stood on the same spot since the 1880s.

Why then you make ask would the local authorities want to tear it down against the will of its legal owner? - For no other reason than that the former Chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler was born there on 20 April 1889.

The government this year launched formal legal procedures to dispossess the home’s owner after she had repeatedly refused to sell the building or to allow renovations that would reduce its symbolic impact as Hitler’s birthplace and its draw for his admirers.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/17/adolf-hitlers-first-home-to-be-torn-down-and-replaced-with-a-new-building

Now no matter what one may think of his actions the principle involved here is do we allow current values of historical morality to dictate what historical buildings get to stay up and be torn down? For instance the palaces of the Czars still stand, Buckingham Palace still stands and is operational as well as being a lucrative tourist attraction - as is the Palace of Versailles. Think of all the crimes hatched within their walls....

In Italy believe it or not the Mausoleum of one Benito Mussolini is a bloody Shrine - yes a Shrine to his memory! - and doing very well by all accounts.

But one non descript building in Braunau am Inn is to be obliterated which IMO sets a very bad precedent if buildings of historical significance, indeed in this case of huge historical significance, are to be wiped because of political correctness. Some what ironic that across the border in Germany Martin Luther’s house site is a major historical building and it can hardly be denied that Luther’s fiery language* kindled far more wars and persecutions than could be laid at the door of the Austrian Corporal....

*Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self­glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.
Martin Luther - "The Jews & Their Lies" | Jewish Virtual Library
The reason it is being demolished is because it was one of Adolf Hitler's homes. That prevents it from becomming a shrine for nazi's.
 

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I visit Austria and Germany quite a bit and I often like to, where I can, visit places of historical significance. Mostly WW2 both because it resonates most strongly there and it remains, to me the most interesting event in modern European history. There's an excellent website where a WW2 enthusiast (and non-Nazi sympathiser, sneaking or otherwise) has meticulously catalogued buildings and urban scapes of Germany/Austria showing places made famous in WW2 era photography today.

It's hard to know what's more distasteful. Groups of mouth breathing fascists gathering to fawn at the birth place of a man (of unremarkable talents, tenacious, boastful, lucky, incredibly narrow minded, evil and boring all at the same time. He routinely bored the tits off anyone who had to sit through his dinners) responsible for incalculable human suffering, or the Austrian government behaving like zealot-purgists after an ideologically based coup.
 

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Maybe Austria could have used it as a centre for refugees, as a nice two fingers to Adolf and moder-day right-wingers
Hitler was quite a fan of Islam. He often lamented that Europe was not conquered by Islam, since it was a warrior's religion in comparison to gay as fk Christianity. Among other high ranking Nazis, paganism of the Nordic variety was far more preferable. It would be hilarious if they set up a refugee centre for Goths whom no one would talk to.
 

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The reason it is being demolished is because it was one of Adolf Hitler's homes. That prevents it from becomming a shrine for nazi's.
If it was going to be a shrine then it would have long since become one

- it hasn't
 

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Police keep moving on nazi's who turn up. Is becomming more of a problem in recent years at a lot of nazi areas.
Link please

BTW its been in the hands of the same family for over 100 years

I think they would have a bloody good case taking this all the way to the ECJ!
 

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Years ago as a student i hitch hiked through Branau Am Inn. I spent hours looking for this historic building and left to cross the bridge into Simbach in Bavaria having failed dismally.

If it is as historic as you claim, why is it not sign posted for curious hikers like me? Why should we preserve houses where mass murderers were born? Would you slap a preservation order on Osama Bin Ladens tent in the desert?
 

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The Austrians should demolish it with an Israeli bulldozer. The Israelis have plenty of them to spare when they are not demolishing houses in the occupied territories.
 

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Trump family European vacation ruined now.
 

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The reason it is being demolished is because it was one of Adolf Hitler's homes. That prevents it from becomming a shrine for nazi's.
I do not agree with the Nazis.
However if they want to have shrines then I do not see why they should be prohibited from having them.

There are shrines to all sorts of truly objectionable pigs in most countries.
 

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Years ago as a student i hitch hiked through Branau Am Inn. I spent hours looking for this historic building and left to cross the bridge into Simbach in Bavaria having failed dismally.

If it is as historic as you claim, why is it not sign posted for curious hikers like me? Why should we preserve houses where mass murderers were born? Would you slap a preservation order on Osama Bin Ladens tent in the desert?
Winston Churchill , the American Roosvelts, the Russian Stalin have shrines all over the place in their respective countries.

It is idiotic to try erase Adolf Hitler from history.
He was certainly the most pivotal player in 20th century European history .

Trying to bury and erase the Hitler phenomenen simply fuels those who still buy into it.
 
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