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This story was from Spring of this year:
Thousands of German cities awarded Hitler honorary citizenship during his lifetime. Most were quick to revoke the title after 1945, but some, like the G8 summit venue of Bad Doberan, forgot to do so -- and are now left with red faces.
Honoring AdolfI read through the story and I can see why towns would want to revoke such citizenship on the one hand, but on the other it seems like a moot point for the obvious reason that Hitler is deceased and what he espoused is almost universally despised nowadays. So....is this a big deal or not?
Yes it's a big deal in lieu of the fact that it is illegal in Germany to possess Nazi memorabilia. I'd say this honorary citizenship thing would fall under the same laws.IMHO
After Hitlers death at the end of April 1945, Germans started getting rid of Hitler paraphernalia, I guess as a way of disassociating themselves with him. They must have known what was coming when the Soviets and Allies were marching through Germany. They probably had three choices: die fighting, flee, or pretend like you weren’t a supporter of the regime.
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