German town strips Hitler of citizenship after uproar

Councillors in a small German town have reversed a controversial decision not to strip Adolf Hitler of honorary citizenship following an uproar.

Adolf Hitler Credit: Allie Caulfield

The Bavarian town of Dietramszell bestowed the honour on Hitler and the president who appointed him, Paul von Hindenburg, in 1933.

An archivist recently uncovered documents showing this, but half of the town's councillors felt that it would be wrong to rewrite history by withdrawing citizenship.

The council has now voted unanimously in favour of the move after hearing an impassioned testimony from a woman who lost her family in the Holocaust.