G8 summit resort to revoke Hitler's honorary citizenship

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Germans have been embarrassed by the fact that Adolf Hitler remains an honorary citizen of Bad Doberan, a town that will host the annual G8 summit.

The town council will hold a special meeting shortly to officially remove Hitler from the roll of honour.

Leaders from the world's major industrial nations will meet in one of the town's districts, Heiligendamm, in just over two months' time...

During the Nazi period, more than 4,000 towns and cities awarded Adolf Hitler the title of honorary citizen.

After 1945 most revoked that honour, but not Bad Doberan. It spent more time under communism trying to forget the past than dealing with it.

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