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House where Hitler was born to be turned into police station

A neo-Nazi shrine
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A neo-Nazi shrine

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria's interior ministry announced on Tuesday, after years of legal wrangling as the government looks to prevent the building from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

In pic - The home where Adolf Hitler was born, right, in the downtown area of Braunau am Inn, Austria. Authorities in Austria have announced plans to turn the home into a police station, in hopes of discouraging extremists from treating it as a shrine.

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Place to commemorate Nazism
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Place to commemorate Nazism

The interior ministry will now invite submissions from architects to have the building house the town’s police force.

"The house’s future usage by the police should set a clear signal that this building will never be a place to commemorate Nazism," Interior Minister Wolfgang Peschorn said in a press release.

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Money trail
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Money trail

Austria's highest court ruled earlier this year that Pommer was entitled to some 810,000 euros ($900,000) in compensation, less than she had sought but still more than she had been originally offered.

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Past histories
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Past histories

Pommer had been renting the 800-square-metre (8,600-square feet) property to the interior ministry since the 1970s. The government paid her around 4,800 euros a month and used it as a centre for people with disabilities.

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