German Town Revokes Hitler's Honorary Citizenship
The Bavarian town Dietramszell initially decided not to revoke Hitler's citizenship but backlash prompted them to take another vote.By Candice Aviles | December 18, 2013
A German town decided to revoke Adolf Hitler’s honorary citizenship but not until after causing public outcry for initially choosing not to. Let me explain.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the president who appointed him German chancellor, Paul von Hindenburg, were granted honorary citizenship by thousands of German villages and towns as a gesture to show their alliance. (Via About.com)
After the fall of Nazi Germany, some towns promptly took back their citizenship offers. But many of those citizenships remained on the books. (Via Biography.com)