Hitler's birthplace sought to be used to 'integrate immigrants into Austrian life'

London, Feb 1 (ANI): A house in Austria where Adolf Hitler was born could be used to help integrate immigrants, a charity group has suggested.

The Gasthof zum Pommer, a former pub in northern Austria, was last used by a workshop for the mentally disabled and is protected because if its Renaissance architecture.

Last year Frantz Klintsevich, Russian MP for the United Russia Party, said in an interview with a Moscow newspaper that he planned to raise 1.6 million pounds to buy and destroy the former public house in the town of Braunau am Inn.

And now a charity, Volkschilfe, has made a bid to the Austrian Interior Ministry, which has rented the house from its owner, Gerlinde Pommer since 1972, the Independent reports.

According to the Kurier newspaper the charity's head, Karl Osterberger, said that renting the house to an agency like his would send a "great signal."

Hitler was born in the house in 1889, spending his first two weeks in it before his parents moved.

It has since become an unwanted tourist attraction for the town. (ANI)


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