IT TOOK 66 years – but the Austrian city of Amstetten has finally struck Adolf Hitler’s name from its list of honorary citizens.Amstetten Mayor Herbert Katzengruber said that city council agreed to do so “with a large majority”, with only the two representatives of the far right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) party abstaining.Although the fact that Hitler was on the list was well known, it took a demand from a member of the environmentalist Green party for the council to act.Mayor Katzengruber had earlier suggested he saw no reason to do anything, telling the Austria Press Agency that many experts hold that honorary citizenship expires when a person dies.Like Amstetten, about 140km west of Vienna, many Austrian towns declared Hitler an honorary citizen after Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938. Most, but not all municipalities removed his name when the war ended in 1945.