Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'
Published on Jan 10, 2014 10:06 PM
BERLIN (AFP) - Google apologised on Friday after a major square in Berlin regained its Nazi-era name "Adolf Hitler" on its popular online Maps page for a few hours.
A spokeswoman for the German unit of the US Internet giant, Lena Wagner, told AFP that it was not immediately clear how a street at Theodor-Heuss-Platz in the west of the German capital had again become "Adolf-Hitler-Platz" late on Thursday, the name it bore from 1933 to 1947.
"We were made aware of a false and inappropriate street name on Google Maps and corrected it immediately," she said.
"We apologise for this mistake."
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