New Austria row over Hitler’s birth house

Last month, a regional court ruled that the state should pay the house’s former owner, Gerlinde Pommer, €1.5 million ($1.7 million) in compensation, instead of the €310,000 she had originally been offered. According to Austrian media reports, the court decided on the higher sum to take into account the building’s historical significance.
 
But the Austrian Financial Procurator’s Office, which represents the government in legal matters, argued that the sum was too high because it did not take into account the rent the state had already paid…
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