Tombstone approved for Berlin grave of one of Hitler's minister - World Jewish Congress

Tombstone approved for Berlin grave of one of Hitler's minister

A tombstone for the grave of Nazi minister for Armament and Ammunitions Fritz Todt has been approved by officials in the German capital after a two-year legal battle. Todt's gravestone was removed after Nazi Germany's defeat, but approval for it to be replaced by a smaller stone came after his daughter gave city officials documents showing her father's posthumous "de-Nazification" by US forces after 1945. Berlin city officials say they had no choice but to approve the Todt gravestone given that a green light had earlier been given for replacing the tombstone of another, lesser known ex-Nazi official, after de-Nazification documents were submitted. The Todt grave is in Berlin's "Invalidenfriedhof" that might now become a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis. Todt, who was killed in a 1942 plane crash, played a leading role in building Germany's Autobahn superhighway system.
Also buried at the cemetery is former Gestapo chief Reinhard Heydrich, who was killed in an attack by the Czech resistance agents in 1942. His grave is anonymous and has no tombstone.