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Google apologises for Hitler error on German map

Google has apologised after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on its Google Maps service.

Spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered.

The intersection was then re-labelled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, after the country's first post-World War II president.

The erroneous name was visible only for a few hours late on Thursday.