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Gerlinde Pommer

Hitler house expropriation stands: Austria court

VIENNA: Austria's highest court ruled on Friday in favour of last year's controversial expropriation of the house where Adolf Hitler was born, ending a long-running bitter saga between the state and the former owner. The government took control of the dilapidated building in the northern town of Braunau in December after MPs approved an expropriation law specifically aimed at the property. The move came after years of wrangling with owner Gerlinde Pommer who had been renting the house to the interior ministry since the…