An Austrian association demanded that Adolf Hitler’s hometown of Braunau rename two streets commemorating Nazis and withdraw honorary citizenship from a composer linked to the dictator, denouncing an “insult to victims.”
“It is difficult to believe that in the birthplace of Hitler, one of his associates is still an honorary citizen,” Willi Mernyi, president of the Austrian Mauthausen Committee, said in a statement.
He was referring to Josef Reiter (1862-1939), an “ardent national socialist closely linked to the Fuhrer” who was also born in Braunau.
Reiter and “another Nazi fanatical who hated Jews,” Franz Resl, have streets named after them, the association says.
“It is an insult to victims that must end immediately,” the association said.