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 this week in a former air-raid shelter some 2 kilometres from the site of the real bunker demolished long ago.
Curator Wieland Giebel insisted the Berlin Story Bunker isn’t staging a “Hitler show”.
He told new agency DPA that the replica can only 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, criticised the reproduction as ‘showmanship’.