Austria to turn Adolf Hitler’s birthplace into police station

Move aims to stop house in Braunau becoming neo-Nazi shrine after court resolves lengthy compensation dispute with former owner The house where a lengthy legal battle with the family of Gerlinde Pommer, which owned the house for nearly a century. That only ended this year when the countrys highest court ruled on the compensation Pommer would receive. The interior ministry will now invite submissions from architects to have the building house the towns police force. The houses future usage by the police should set a clear signal that this building will never be a place to commemorate Nazism, the interior minister, Wolfgang Peschorn, said in a press release. An EU-wide architecture competition will be launched this month with a jury …