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    Dusseldorf Residents Receive Bill for Third Reich-Era Road

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    In a German town of Dusseldorf, residents of the street Auf’m Rott received a bill for a road laid in the days of the Third Reich.

    Local authorities sent a bill for 10,000 euro to each house, demanding citizens to pay for roads made in 1937. The cost of the road repairs dating several decades back lay in the Getman archives. Their preservation allowed authorities to convert Reichsmarks in to euros and indexed the original cost to 80 years of inflation.

    In response, a group of the charger citizens went to court and demanded the judge delay the bill, but he came to the conclusion that the road was built consecutively from the 1930s until 2009, with the final step being the addition of sidewalks.

    Since residents did not pay the fee for infrastructure development in 1937, their descendants must pay it now.

    In addition to the bill for the road, residents also received another for street lights installed in 1956 and sewers fixed in the 1970s.


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