Germany is considering revoking Adolf Hitler’s citizenship. Der Spiegel reported Monday that Isolde Saalmann, a Social Democratic member of the Lower Saxony regional Parliament, is seeking to rescind the Austria-born dictator’s naturalization given by Germany in 1932.Saalmann told Der Spiegel that it would be an important “symbolic step,” especially for Lower Saxony, which continues to feel the stigma of its former identity as Braunschweig, the Nazi stronghold that helped the stateless Hitler obtain citizenship, paving the way for his presidential candidacy. Attorneys for the Lower Saxony Parliament are researching whether the revocation would be legally viable.
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