Skip to comments.Bavarian Town Rejects Anti-Hitler Vote
Posted on 12/28/2013 9:09:15 PM PST by lbryce
A Bavarian town failed to distance themselves from Hitler in a vote last week. The Nazi leader was made an honorary citizen of the area in 1933 but half of the council voted against disassociating the town from him.
On Tuesday the town of Dietramszell in Bavaria was supposed to distance itself from Hitler and other leading Nazis in a motion put forward by mayor Leni Gröbmaier.
The move came after archivist Agnes Wagner found Hitler had been made an honorary citizen in March 1933, the Münchener Merkur newspaper reported.
Nearby Münsing carried out a similar vote a few days earlier which passed without discussion and without any opposition, the Merkur reported.
But the town council of Dietramszell refused to follow suit.
It would be a distortion of history, the whole debate is laughable, said council member Traudi Fröstl. Another member Josef Hauser said: "Honourary citizenship goes with death. It is all a very long time ago."
And a third council member asked: Can we not distance ourselves from living politicians? That would be much wiser, the Merkur reported.
Mayor Gröbmaier tried to convince the members to vote for her motion but she failed to get a majority. The council was split with eight voting for and eight against.
I’d like Obama to dissociate himself with Lenin in both word and deed. I won’t hold my breath.
Another stupid fake controversy. He is dead and he is not coming back and his ashes are probably in Berlin. Good luck distancing Berlin from that.
“Fake controversy” . . . like Benghazi? With all due respect, I find it troublesome to read a paraphrase of Susan Rice’s words in another context.
The man may not be coming back, but token gestures like this keep the wicked spirit that motivated him alive. Especially when it’s in a country where a majority still regards Israel as “genocidal” towards the “Palestinians”.
He’s dead? Whooz dat in the White Hut?
Hitler killed himself almost 70 years ago.
So how many there alive remember much about life under him?
That’s the problem.
Got him! Got him,good!
Pretty small one in the scheme of things.
Germany's seem to have gotten the last laugh being Europe's banker.
I can imagine where many Japanese imagine back to the day when their small country could invade China. Its natural.
The people of Bavaria still love Hitler. The rest is just political expediency. Bavaria has no interest in apologies - rather they delight in news of towns like Baltimore... Live there and you’ll see.
Meanwhile, they did approve an anti-Hilter vote.
Are you sure you responded to the right comment because I have no idea what you are talking about.
Make the nation proud again.
Punish the non-believers in the public sector
Create a logo, use it whenever possible
Blame and promote hatred of the
**Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party.**
Adolf Hitler was a product of a particular age and set of circumstances that produced such an individual and paved his way to power. His existence and what he stood for in the larger picture of human history can’t, nor should be swept under the rug. Mistakes are to be learned from.
I have the original 67 version with Zero and Gene on DVD.
I did not know that Susan Rice had coined the term or copyrighted it. I don’t think this has anything to do with his wicked spirit, as most politicians harbor the same kind of spirit with different labels. It is all politics and PR games.
Why was this even brought up? Who really cared about something pointless that happened in 1933? This was probably one of the many distractions local politicians throw out to keep people from talking about real issues of the moment.
This is like ObamaCare fails and the Democrats start talking about some House resolution from 1933 that absolutely must be changed before anything else happens, and the media harp on it.
Call him a Nazi, he won’t even frown.
“Ha, Nazi Schmazi,” says Wernher von Braun.
It’s like Salem, Mass. passing a resolution today, apologizing for burning witches. I mean, who really cares?
I doubt it. Last I checked Bavaria is the most conservative area of Germany -- the Texas of Europe I've heard it called.
Silly liberals try to pretend reality never happened. Conservatives acknowledge the past and learn from it.
“The man may not be coming back, but token gestures like this keep the wicked spirit that motivated him alive. Especially when its in a country where a majority still regards Israel as genocidal towards the Palestinians.”
Agreed. I think it is wrong to rub people’s faces in the past. On the other hand, when situations like this come up, it shouldn’t be controversial to repudiate the Nazis.
If only the impoverished little mud-hutted village in Kenya where Barry was born would renounce that little guttersnipe.
The town’s refusal to revoke the citizenship thereof happened in 2013, not 1933. That is very strong symbolism there.
The third battle is even more titanic; it has gained in intensity since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the longed-for collapse of the Yalta carve-up of Europe. It is the battle for control of the European superstate, in which French technocrats confront German federalists, both sides claiming to fight under the banner of Charlemagne. The collateral damage from this battle lies mainly in the future, but it could be ghastly.Anyone who fights in the name of Charlemagne is fighting in the name of a particular Reich, remember.
It sounds like the town council is saying “nein” to empty gestures. Wish our politicians would follow suit.
What’s empty about that gesture?
There are plenty of Germans and people in Europe who are still around who were around then. If you were 17 and in The Hitler Youth in 44/45 you’d be 87 or 88 today. Do the math.
“The rockets go up/and where they come down? “That’s not my department’’/says Werner von Braun.
"Get it on, Kid Charlemagne."
Pure symbolism over substance.
Did the US revoke Jim Jones citizenship? No. That tells me the US is a horribly evil country.
Of course not.
Jim Jones was not a US president/dictator born outside the country who usurped authority and started one of the most bloody wars in history.
and Hitler wasn’t a citizen of a town in Bavaria
Dietramszell seems to dispute that.
Apologizing for acts one personally did not commit is a meaningless and empty gesture. It’s post-modern kitch.
How is this an apology?
Enlighten me as to what this is.
> half of the council voted against disassociating the town from him. On Tuesday the town of Dietramszell in Bavaria was supposed to distance itself from Hitler and other leading Nazis in a motion put forward by mayor Leni Gröbmaier. The move came after archivist Agnes Wagner found Hitler had been made an honorary citizen in March 1933, the Münchener Merkur newspaper reported.