Replica of Adolf Hitler's bunker unveiled by private Berlin museum divides opinions

Adolf Hitler in Munich in the spring of 1932. Photo / Getty Images
Adolf Hitler in Munich in the spring of 1932. Photo / Getty Images

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 from the site of the real bunker demolished long ago.

Curator Wieland Giebel says the Berlin Story Bunker isn't staging a "Hitler show."

Giebel tells 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, criticised the reproduction as showmanship.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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