Replica of part of Hitler’s bunker goes on display in Berlin
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Replica of part of Hitler’s bunker goes on display in Berlin

Exhibit is in a former air-raid shelter some 2 kilometers from site of the real bunker demolished after WWII

  • A model of the bunker of Adolf Hitler is displayed in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
    A model of the bunker of Adolf Hitler is displayed in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
  • Interior view of a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler pictured in a high-rise bunker, not the original so-called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
    Interior view of a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler pictured in a high-rise bunker, not the original so-called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
  • A photographer takes a picture of a model of the bunker of Adolf Hitler in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
    A photographer takes a picture of a model of the bunker of Adolf Hitler in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
  • Interior view of a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler pictured in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)
    Interior view of a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler pictured in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN — A private Berlin museum has unveiled a replica of part of the bunker where Adolf Hitler spent the final phase of World War II, a project that hasn’t been universally welcomed.

The replica of Hitler’s office went on display Thursday in a former air-raid shelter some 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the site of the real bunker demolished long ago.

Curator Wieland Giebel said the Berlin Story Bunker isn’t staging a “Hitler show.”

Giebel told new agency dpa that the replica only can be seen on a guided tour beginning in a shelter that was meant for 3,500 people and by the war’s end housed 12,000, a contrast with the comparatively spacious Fuehrer bunker.

The nearby Topography of Terror museum, which documents Nazi crimes, criticized the reproduction as showmanship.

 

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