Hitler's German citizenship may be revoked





Six decades after his death, the most notorious German of all times, Adolf Hitler, may be stripped of his German citizenship.

Deutsche Welle Online reported Monday that a low-ranking official in the state of Lower Saxony, Isolde Saalmann, had convinced her colleagues from the governing Social Democratic Party to file a request to check whether the German citizenship given to Austrian-born Hitler in 1932 can be rescinded.

Hitler's application to become a German national was granted in Braunschweig, the city where he had lived since 1912 and fought for Germany in World War I, a move that enabled his notorious future career in German politics.

Saalmann told a German newspaper it would be a strong symbolic signal if the state would take posthumous action.




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Arnold A Offner - 3/14/2007

Seems rather late to revoke Hitler's German citizenship. Better to keep it, as a reminder of the failure of other German citizens to repudiate this man earlier than 1945.

And I would say the same to my fellow Americans who might now wish to be rescind George Bush's citisneship.

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