Austria Ponders Taking Over House of Hitler's Childhood

January 14, 2015 2:54 PM

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The Austrian government is looking at options that would allow it to take possession of the house where Adolf Hitler spent his early childhood as it seeks to end a dispute with the owner over its use, officials said Wednesday.

The move is the latest in efforts by the government to ensure that the house is not turned to a use that makes it even more of a shrine for Hitler's admirers. Municipal officials in Braunau, where the house stands, already complain that it draws neo-Nazi visitors to the town on the border with Germa...

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