Authorities Investigating Hitler Sightings in His Hometown

The impersonator has been spotted at a bookstore and bar
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Adolf Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn, Austria, is seen in 2012. Authorities are investigating reports of someone dressed as Hitler hanging around the town.   (AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson, File)

(Newser) – It appears Hitler has made an improbable return to the place of his birth. Reuters reports the former Nazi dictator has been spotted around Braunau am Inn in Austria reading magazines about WWII in a bookstore, giving the name "Harald Hitler" at a bar, and standing outside the home where he was born. Authorities say they've received multiple reports regarding this Hitler impersonator, and they're investigating. It's illegal to honor Hitler or the Nazis in Austria. (Read more Adolf Hitler stories.)

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