A German town has officially stripped Hitler of its honorary citizenship, 80 years after it was bestowed.

The town of Dietramszell granted the honorific to the Nazi dictator in 1933, just after he came to power.

Now, the town wants that citizenship back.

The Dietramszell council voted unanimously to strip Hitler of the designation, following public outcry over a hesitancy to do so. Last week, the council was split 8-8 on whether or not to make the move, with some arguing it was impossible to rewrite history.

Town administrator Thomas Gerg said Wednesday that the council had now voted 21-0 to adopt the resolution, which also denounces the original decision to grant the citizenship.

The move came after council members heard impassioned testimony from locals that had lost family in the Holocaust.

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