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November 30, 2023
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Linz to rename Porsche Street after probing Nazi past of car creator

Austrian city also intends to rename three other thoroughfares bearing names of notable men after commission’s report

The Austrian city of Linz has announced plans to rename a street honouring the founder of the luxury carmaker Porsche after a commission probing controversial names found his Nazi past “problematic”.

The renaming of streets and other public places is still a hotly-debated issue in Austria – Adolf Hitler’s birthplace – which Nazi Germany annexed in 1938 and which long cast itself as a victim.

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