Hitler reenters Berlin -- in wax
Madame Tussauds has a new museum in Berlin -- complete with a controversial wax Adolf Hitler hunkered down in his bunker.
The likeness of the Nazi leader, hunched over a desk in a dimly lit bunker just before he committed suicide at the end of World War II, was one of dozens unveiled Thursday at the opening of the British wax museum’s latest branch.
The reviled dictator sits beneath a map of Europe on the wall, monitoring the advance of allied troops from the east and west. Deep lines on his wax forehead mark his desperate realization of his inevitable fall.
Even in wax, the presence of Hitler in the capital’s museum created a fuss in the German media, with critics expressing concern that including him violated the country’s strict laws against reproducing Nazi symbols. But defenders argued his role in German history could not be ignored.