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Adolf Hitler is still a citizen of Szczecin


ifor bach 11 | 152
25 May 2013  #1
A legal attempt to strip Adolf Hitler of his honorary citizenship of Szczecin appears to have failed:

The founder of the association 'Kontra 2000′, Henryk MichaƂowski, has apparently failed in his attempt to have Adolf Hitler's honorary citizenship of Szczecin annulled, following his formal application to the local prosecutor to strip the Nazi dictator of this honor.

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Other honorary citizens of Szczecin include: Hermann Goering, Joseph Goebbels and Nikita Khrushchev.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,626
25 May 2013  #2
Such nonsense tends to dominate the media here.
Barney 14 | 1,469
25 May 2013  #3
It's a non story designed to titillate the migrant and English speaking community who can then sneer at the "backward" Polish. Similar stories are reproduced all over the world where there is a local English language rag but now they tend to be on line.
Marek11111 9 | 816
25 May 2013  #4
who gives a ..... about this, Hitler did not received this from any Pole after war and why Poland would care about Nazi honorary citizenship.
OP ifor bach 11 | 152
25 May 2013  #5
So in fact it's not relevant at all but you thought it would be a good idea to mention it that is rather childish.

Indeed, it is rather childish to try to prevent a fellow poster from contributing.
Barney 14 | 1,469
25 May 2013  #6
If you feel your story is so strong and relevant to current affairs in Poland post away. If you feel your story would stimulate debate about Hitler you may just have spotted a gap in the market after all he hasn't been mentioned here for a while.

who gives a ..... about this, Hitler did not received this from any Pole after war and why Poland would care about Nazi honorary citizenship.

Exactly, small, local English language newspapers are full of this kind of stuff, complete crap that allows the migrant community to feel superrior.

Such nonsense tends to dominate the media here.

Really!!! Dominated are you sure?

Are you sure you are not using a message board to project your chip on your shoulder onto others?

As I said above post away we could all do with a story about Hitler on a Polish message board.
Bieganski 17 | 901
25 May 2013  #7
Adolf Hitler is still a citizen of Szczecin

Oh? That's so fascinating. I'm sure there will be rioting all across Poland over this. By the way when will you be running a story about how Elvis Presley is still alive and living on Mars?
OP ifor bach 11 | 152
25 May 2013  #8
Hi Bieganski. We haven't spoken for a while.

The story is in the Polish media. For example here: 24kurier.pl/Aktualnosci/Szczecin/Prokuratura-w-Hitlera
jon357 63 | 14,122
25 May 2013  #9
A legal attempt to strip Adolf Hitler of his honorary citizenship of Szczecin appears to have failed:

I gather both he and Josef Stalin are or were honorary citizens of Gdansk. Neither should be removed from the rolls - unsavoury though they both were, you can't rewrite history.
OP ifor bach 11 | 152
25 May 2013  #10
The honorary citizens of Szczecin are a pretty odd bunch of characters.

I don't see why the honour can't be removed, however.

Good to see an on topic response btw. The article is (obviously) not an attack on Poland, and it's ridiculous that it has been portrayed as such.
jon357 63 | 14,122
25 May 2013  #11
Some pretty dodgy people had (and have) the Freedom of the City of London, which is easy to get.

The fancy book that people with the freedom of Gdansk are in pre-dates the city's absorption into modern Poland. It, like the city archives, tells the story of the whole city, not just one stage in its history. I wonder how cutting a page out or drawing a line through some of the names would look to future historians.

If they really want to remove the honour, they should amend it in using calligraphy at least as good as the original inscription in the book, and date the amendment.
OP ifor bach 11 | 152
25 May 2013  #12
Some pretty dodgy people had (and have) the Freedom of the City of London, which is easy to get.

Who has had this?

Has it ever been withdrawn?
jon357 63 | 14,122
25 May 2013  #13
Almost anyone who applies, meets a few simple criteria and pays their money. Dunno if it's ever been withdrawn.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
28 May 2013  #14
The article is (obviously) not an attack on Poland, and it's ridiculous that it has been portrayed as such.

Respectfully, it might be an idea to clearly set out in your post that the article you refer to in your post was written by you and that you own the online newspaper in which it was featured.

As to the issue, I suspect nothing short of the Polish Sejm enacting some form of retrospective legislation would compel the Prosecutor to act. I'm not sure why the Prosecutor is involved though - I would have thought that it would have been some form of civil issue, not requiring a citizen to chase the matter up.
Ironside 48 | 9,721
28 May 2013  #15
A legal attempt to strip Adolf Hitler of his honorary citizenship of Szczecin

I don't think that German or the Nazi law still apply in Szczecin. In regard to Stalin that citizenship should be revoked automatically by the Paramilitary act.


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