Adolf Hitler Birthplace Expropriation - Fight for Higher Compensation

PoliticsDomestic ♦ Published: February 6, 2019; 21:06 ♦ (Vindobona)

Adolf Hitler's birthplace, where he was born on 20 April 1889, is located in the Upper Austrian town of Braunau am Inn and is a listed town house. After years of dispute, the Austrian Parliament passed a law on the expropriation of the previous owner, so that the building became the property of the Republic of Austria. According to "Salzburger Nachrichten", a ruling by the Regional Court of Ried im Innkreis now awards the owner in excess of 1.5 million euros, instead of the 310,000 euros previously awarded.

Adolf Hitler Birthplace Expropriation - Supposed to be worth 1.5 million euros / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Thomas Ledl [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]

The house where Adolf Hitler was born, with the address Salzburger Vorstadt 15, is listed as a town house because of its 17th century building substance and its importance as a Biedermeier house in the context of the old town of Braunau.

The former brewery inn with outbuildings and rented apartments, a cultural centre of his party under Adolf Hitler, is not used by the Republic…