Adolf Hitler will lose his honorary citizen’s title in Goslar, Germany, the latest town to distance itself from the former Nazi leader, officials said Wednesday.
The northern town’s council adopted a motion Tuesday to drop Hitler as an honorary citizen, town spokesman Christian Burgart told AFP.
Town councillors from the far-left Die Linke party initiated the move, which must still be formally confirmed by Goslar’s administrative council on October 29, he said.
Local leaders had earlier argued that since Hitler died in 1945 he no longer held the honorific title bestowed in 1934, Burgart said.
Nevertheless, town authorities wanted to “double up the legal aspect with a symbolic act”, he said.
Goslar — a town in northern Lower Saxony state and home to 42,000 — is the birthplace of Sigmar Gabriel, the leader of the opposition Social Democrats0