Monday, April 2, 2007

G8 host city lists Hitler as Honorary Citizen

German authorities have been embarrassed by the revelation that the town hosting June's G8 summit still includes Adolf Hitler as an honorary citizen. The town council in Bad Doberan will meet today to remove Hitler's name from the roll of honour. More than 4,000 towns and cities awarded Hitler the title of honorary citizen during the Nazi period. Most revoked that honour after 1945 but not Bad Doberan, the small resort on Germany's northern coast, which became part of East Germany after World War II. With world leaders due to arrive in June, the local council has suddenly realised that having the Fuehrer in the book of honour does not reflect well on the host town.

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