Hitler relatives vindicated

Monday 06 April 1998 23:02

Hitler relatives vindicated

Relatives of Hitler who died in Soviet camps have been vindicated. They were among 300 Austrians illegally sent to labour camps in 1945 by Soviet occupation forces. Hitler's cousin, Maria Koppensteiner, and her husband and cousins, Johann and Eduard Schmidt, and son Johann Schmidt jnr, died in a Siberian labour camp. But an investigation found no evidence of any crimes committed by them. - AP, Moscow

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