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Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin

The project hasn’t been universally welcomed.

Germany Hitler Exhibition Source: Michael Sohn

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.

Germany Hitler Exhibition A photographer takes a picture of a model of the bunker. Source: Michael Sohn

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.

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Germany Hitler Exhibition Journalists look at a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler. Source: Michael Sohn

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

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