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Man described as 'Hitler's double' arrested in Austria
Austrian police detain 25-year-old man described as 'Hitler's double,' who was spotted numerous times sporting a Hitler mustache, with his hair combed like Führer and dressed in Nazi-era regalia outside Hitler's birthplace.
Austrian police say they have detained a man described by local media as "Hitler's double" for possible violations of laws against glorifying the Nazi era.

 

 

Witnesses who have seen the unidentified 25-year-old say he sports a Hitler mustache, combs his hair in the style of the Führer and dresses in Nazi-era regalia.

 

'Hitler's double' arrested

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'Hitler's double' arrested in Austria (Photo: heute.at)
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Police spokesman David Furtner said Monday the suspect was detained after being seen repeatedly in front of the house where Hitler was born in the town of Braunau, on Austria's border with Germany.

 

Hitler's birthplace in Braunau (Photos: Gettyimages, AFP)
Hitler's birthplace in Braunau (Photos: Gettyimages, AFP)
 

 

Furtner says the man "appears to glorify ... Hitler."

 

The house itself is the object of a legal squabble between its owner and the government, which wants to take possession and remodel it to erase all associations with Hitler.

 

Austria's parliament voted in December to buy the three-storey house where Hitler was born, which the government has rented since 1972 to control how it is used.

 

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