Adolf Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn (Austria) in 1934.

Hitler's childhood home could become museum

Adolf Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn (Austria) in 1934.

Adolf Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn (Austria) in 1934.


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(RNS) The Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born could be turned into a museum named the "House of Responsibility."

Hitler was born there in the town of Braunau am Inn in 1889.

Over the years, the building has served as a "bank, workshop, library, school and home for the disabled," reports Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Today, the building is empty and the Austrian Interior Ministry rents it from a local woman, according to the USC Shoah Foundation.

The site has become a pilgrimage destination for neo-Nazis on Hitler's birthday, April 20, according to Haaretz.

The idea for the museum comes from Austrian historian Andreas Maislinger, who says the "House of Responsibility" will allow students and young people to do research on crimes against humanity and World War II.

Maislinger has received support from Schindler's List producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig, according to the foundation.

Braunau am Inn's town association is expected to support the plan, and Austria's Interior Ministry is expected to give final approval later this year, reports The Independent.

(Jolie Lee writes for USA Today.)

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