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Hitler's Bunker Museum Isn't Meant as Shrine to Nazi Leader

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 06:16 AM

Adolph Hitler's Führerbunker, where the Nazi leader made his last-stand, is being rebuilt as a museum for educational purposes outside of Berlin because organizers don't want it to become a shrine to the fallen leader.

According to German newspaper The Local, Top Secret museum director Ingo Mersmann said he hoped the model of the Führerbunker will be open in Oberhausen by the summer and will depict five rooms of the massive complex where Hilter eventually ended his life when Russian troops stormed the complex in 1945.

"We're just in the planning stages – the architects are working on it," Mersmann told The Local. "We want this to be an educational experience so that families or groups of school kids can see how it really was: To experience the tiny rooms and the dampness of the bunker. We want to recreate it to show people."

Mersmann said the museum will hang empty black frames in the museum instead of pictures of Hitler, to remind people the facility the museum is not a place of worship but of examination.

"We certainly don't want to recreate a place for the misguided people who still see him as a hero to come as a pilgrimage," said Mersmann. "We are planning against that."

Mersmann said the museum is being built in Oberhausen instead of Berlin partly for that reason, feeling that it may have been too sensitive to locate it in Germany's capital.

According to London's Daily Mail, Hitler moved his operations to the bunker at the start of 1945 to command Germany forces toward the end of World War II and before marrying Eva Braun and committing suicide.

The original bunker was blown up in 1947 and is now a site of houses and a car park. A plaque showing the layout of the bunker and some of its historical facts was placed at the site in 2006 before the World Cup, noted the Daily Mail.

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Adolph Hitler's Führerbunker, where the Nazi leader made his last-stand, is being rebuilt as a museum for educational purposes outside of Berlin because organizers don't want it to become a shrine to the fallen leader.
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