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Owner sues to keep Austrian house where Hitler was born

Hitler was born in this building on April 20, 1889, in an apartment that his parents had rented above a tavern on the ground level. Austria's Interior Minister, Wolfgang Sobotka, last year lobbied for the house to be torn down and replaced with a new structure that would have no links to the Nazi era.


THE seemingly endless saga of the house in which Adolf Hitler was born has taken a new turn, with the owner challenging an Austrian law that allows the government to seize ownership and, possibly, demolish the property.

The house in the town of Braunau, just across the Inn...

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