Keeping out the poor Neo-Nazis

I was reading an article on a new luxury hotel to open March 1 in Berchtesgaden, site of Adolf Hitler's Alpine retreat. I was struck by this part:

The decision to build a hotel on the site above the German Alp town of Berchtesgaden angered many Jewish groups. Officials have tried to address their concerns with a documentation center opened in 1999 to detail the area's Nazi past. In addition, the state of Bavaria kept ownership of the land and set the condition that the hotel be designed for affluent tourists -- precautions designed to help keep out neo-Nazis.

Using wealth restrictions to keep out people with far-right beliefs? Wouldn't work here!

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Published on February 18, 2005 11:45 AM.

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