Google Asked To Remove “Mount Hitler” From Google Maps
Google Earth urged to remove “Mount Hitler” name from Reuters has the politics behind Mount Hitler on Google Maps from Google Blogoscoped, earlier this week. Basically, if you fly over the “foothills of the Alps region” in Google Earth, you will see “Mount Hitler” labeled on the map. Andreas Wiedemann, mayor of Bad Toelz, said he has been asking Google to change it “for years.” Reuters has a statement from Google Germany calling this a “technical accident.”
Historically, the area was named “Mount Hitler” between 1933-1945 but was then changed back to Heigelkopf after World War II. Google said this will be fixed in the next update.