Israel urged to buy Hitler's childhood home

Friday, November 13, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

An international human rights group is urging the State of Israel to purchase the childhood home of Adolf Hitler, which is currently up for auction in the Austrian town of Braunau am Inn.

Since World War II, the house has served as a library, a bank, a schoolhouse, a technical institute and a workshop. The mayor of Braunau was reportedly concerned that with the house again on the market, it could be purchased and used as a base of operations by neo-Nazi groups.

But the EveryOne Group for International Cooperation on Human Rights Culture told The Jerusalem Post that it has other plans for the property.

The EveryOne Group says it has proposed that Israel buy the house and turn it into an art gallery commemorating the Nazi Holocaust. The EveryOne Group would then donate some 200 pieces of art produced by Jewish victims and survivors of the Nazi death camps.

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