Bunker where Hitler committed suicide to be re-built for tourists

Bunker where Hitler committed suicide to be re-built for tourists

The bunker in which Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun shortly before the couple committed suicide is being re-created by a German museum despite fears it may be deemed insensitive.

A replica of the Fuhrerbunker, where Nazi leader Hitler spent his final months in Berlin, is being planned for a summer opening at The ‘Top Secret’ museum in Oberhausen, in the Ruhr valley more than 300 miles from its original location.

‘We’re just in the planning stages – the architects are working on it,’ museum director Ingo Mersmann told thelocal.de.

‘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 added: ‘We are doing so very carefully and with sensitivity.’

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