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Germany's first Hitler exhibition seeks to break age-old taboos

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Oct 13, 2010 13:00 hrs

Adolf Hitler seems to be back in town, with an extremely nervous Germany now preparing to stage the first exhibition dedicated to the Nazi leader this week at Berlin's German Historical Museum with the intention to break taboos that have been in practice since the Fuhrer killed himself in his Berlin bunker in 1945.

According to News.com.au, since WWII, a number of museums have displayed works on Nazi crimes, the Holocaust, slave labour, the murdering doctors, cruel judges and massacring soldiers, all of which faced protests.

Hitler has always been out of bounds, in Berlin most of all, lest neo-Nazis start to swarm to the museum and pay tribute to the dictator of the Third Reich. Two years back, a wax model was put on display in the Berlin branch of Madame Tussauds but a visitor pushed past security guards and ripped Hitler's head off, the report said.

Hans-Ulrich Thamer, who is curating the Hitler show in the German Historical Museum, said that the Neo-Nazis have not been known to cross the threshold of museums in the past.

Rudof Trabold, museum spokesman, said, "We should even hope that they do come and get to grips with what we are putting on show, and how we're doing it."

The new exhibition has reportedly decided to avoid many of Hitler's tunics or anything that could be provocative.

"Don't worry, they have made sure that you won't come into contact with any of Hitler's DNA," said one historian, after getting a sneak preview. (ANI)



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