Google’s Mistake Puts Hitler on the Map

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Google has apologized after ‘accidentally’ naming a Berlin intersection ‘Adolf-Hitler-Platz’ which was renamed after the Nazi era collapsed. 

Lena Wagner, a Google spokesperson said that the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered and restored it’s current name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz after West Germany’s first post World War II president.

“In this particular case, the change in the street name was mistakenly approved, and we fixed it as soon as we were made aware,” said Google. “We apologize for any offense caused.”

The Adolf-Hitler-Platz name was only visible for a few hours late on Thursday before Google was notified and took it down. Many streets and squares in Berlin were named after Hitler during his 1933-1945 dictatorship.
After the Nazi regime collapsed, his name was removed from all the  streets and intersections in Berlin and renamed.

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