Israel urged to buy house where Hitler was born

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Jerusalem, Nov. 13 (ANI): The Israeli Government has been asked to purchase the house of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and turn it into an art gallery commemorating the Holocaust.

The EveryOne Group for International Cooperation on Human Rights Culture is hoping to sell the house located in Austrian town of Braunau am Inn, where Hiter was born in 1889, for 3.3 million dollars.

If Israel purchases the house, EveryOne will donate "about 200 works of art made by Jewish artists who survived the Holocaust or died in the death camps," according to Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, co-presidents of EveryOne.

The collection was "built up year after year as we searched all over the world for traces of artists murdered by the Nazis, or by contacting the survivors," Malini added.

The proposal comes to the great relief of Braunau Mayor Gerhard Skiba, who fears that the property could fall into the hands of extremists.

The only visible Nazi sign is on the iron gate outside, where Hitler's party secretary Martin Bormann placed his initials after declaring the house a national monument.

Currently, the building houses handicapped people who have worked and lived in the home under special care.

The tenants will all be moving to a modern facility at the beginning of 2010.

The owner Gelinde Pommer no longer wants to be responsible for the property. (ANI)

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