Kohl honours July plotters

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BERLIN (Reuter) - German leaders honoured the country's Second World War resistance movement against Adolf Hitler at ceremonies yesterday marking the 50th anniversary of the foiled attempt to assassinate the Nazi dictator.

Chancellor Helmut Kohl and President Roman Herzog, in speeches commemorating the attempt to kill Hitler with a time-bomb on 20 July 1944, said the nation had learnt how crucial it was to fight dictators from the outset.

VIENNA - The Austrian government said yesterday that it would convert the house where Hitler was born into an anti-fascism centre to deter neo-Nazis from venerating the building as a shrine. The house is in the border town of Braunau.