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Austria Seizes Hitler's Birthplace, Will Offer It to Charity

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The Austrian government on Thursday approved the seizure of the house where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born. It will be turned into a base for a charity, rather than torn down. The decision came a day after lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an Interior Ministry bill to dispossess the owner of the house. She had refused to sell the empty building in Braunau am Inn, a town on Austria's border with Germany. The move ended years of bitter legal wrangling over the property. Provincial...

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