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The mayor of a small town in Germany on Thursday called on Google Earth to delete a reference to a nearby "Mount Hitler" from its geographic image service, saying it was misleading.
Andreas Wiedemann, mayor of Bad Toelz, south of Munich, said the peak near the Bavarian town had been known as Mount Hitler for a short time during the Third Reich but had been given back its original name of Heigelkopf after World War Two.
Google Earth users who call up a map of the area are given both names for the 1,205-meter (3,950 feet) mountain.
Originally posted by Joshua Crick
All I have to say is:
Does it make a difference on the name? Does it make a difference whether or not it's named after a historical figure? We haven't forgotten about Hitler, so what's wrong with having it mentioned?
Nothing I say.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Its that simple for you, because you wernt around in those days.
Nazism, and hitler were the most devestating thing that ever happened to mankind.
Think about if they had of defeated britian and the US, you WOULD be speaking German right now.
They dont want it mentioned, or portrayed ever again in their society in fear neo-nazi types may increase in numbers.
Ive stood on the area where hitlers BUnker was, where his body was burned after he committed suicide.. and there's NOTHING there... nothing but a car park, some tree's and patchy grass.
They wouldnt even make a note for the public of where his final resting place was...