A 25-year-old Adolf Hitler lookalike was arrested in Austria for glorifying the Nazi era. “The young man knew exactly what he was doing,” said Austrian police spokesman David Furtner.







The Hitler lookalike

The Hitler lookalike Photo Credit: Servus TV/Daily Mail/Channel 2 News

An Adolf Hitler lookalike was arrested today (Tuesday) in Austria and changed with glorifying the Nazi era, according to the BBC. The Hitler lookalike, a 25-year-old who calls himself Harald Hitler, was arrested after a week-long manhunt. Last week, the 25-year-old was seen having his picture taken outside of the home where the Nazi leader was born in Braunau am Inn.

“The young man knew exactly what he was doing,” said Austrian police spokesman David Furtner, who added that this wasn’t a joke but “part of an art performance.” The young man recently moved to a town along the border with Germany.

Hitler was born in a rented room on the top floor of the building on April 20, 1889. During the Nazi era, the building was turned into a shrine to Hitler and the town became very popular.