Adolf-Hitler-Platz Gets Virtual Afterlife on Google Maps

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Google apologized Friday for accidentally renaming a Berlin intersection after dictator Adolf Hitler. As can be imagined, people were not pleased.

An anonymous user suggested Google change the name of Theodor-Heuss square in Berlin to Adolf-Hitler-Platz, its Nazi-era name. Maps are usually reviewed by a community of mapping volunteers or Google moderators. “In this particular case, the change in the street name was mistakenly approved, and we fixed it as soon as we were made aware,” Google said in a statement Friday. “We apologize for any offense caused.”

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UnniN
UnniN

MsJustice -- this is pure distilled hatred and racial bias. You need just about any excuse to start ranting about the President. In your mind all that matters is the colour of the President's skin and nothing else matters. Single minded, focused, illogical unthinking and mindless hatred such as this was what caused the worst nightmare of the Hitler era --- the systematic elimination of millions for no other reason except the circumstance of their birth and religion. Scary, but you would be no different. It is the mind that is the problem, lady.

MsJustice
MsJustice

Thought when they said Hitler they were talking about obama

MarkHerbert
MarkHerbert

@MsJustice Thats because your mind has been colonized by Fox "News", and you have utterly no respect for the victims of Hitler's madness.

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

Ms?? That'd explain the bitter and twisted part.... Before you extend your limited dumbass perspective further in the world, try to have a clue....

Prescott Bush, George H W & George Dubya's Papa and grandpapa was a regular guest at Rudolf Hess's home, attended Nuremberg rallies as an Honoured Guest of the Nazi Party. Hitler personally awarded Bush with a Party fellowship ring. GOP rallies across the 30's and 40's America regularly had jack booted, swastika & flag, goose stepping Nazi loving racists.

So basically not much has changed, except for the visual offence, the song remains the same

GOP = blackshirt nazi's

loganlinc
loganlinc

@MsJustice oh yeah, because it's very easy to confuse the progressive first black president of America whose goals are humanitarian with a racist, anti-Semitic dictator that killed and tortured millions of innocent people.

Halestormer
Halestormer

@MarkHerbert @MsJustice and what about the victims of stalin? he killed 20 million people before and during ww2 and the japanese killed around 2 and 3 million chinese and koreans  yet everyone makes hitler out to the worst villian ever to live. don't you see a problem here?