German town council strips Hitler of honorary citizenship

(JTA) — A town council in the German state of Bavaria voted to strip Adolf Hitler of his honorary citizenship.

The 21 members of the Dietramszell town council voted unanimously on Tuesday to remove the honorary citizenship granted to Hitler 80 years ago.

Last week, the council decided during a special session not to adopt a resolution condemning the decision to bestow the citizenship. The 8-8 vote came after some city councilmen said that denouncing the decision would rewrite history.

The issue arose about two weeks ago when the town’s archivist discovered that Hitler had been granted honorary citizenship.

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