German museum features new Hitler exhibit
Posted on Tuesday 19 October 2010
A new exhibit that recently opened at the German Historical Museum has sparked a bit of controversy, as it is devoted entirely to Adolf Hitler's dictatorship, which remains a delicate subject in Germany.
Rather than focusing on his rule during World War II and the Holocaust, "Hitler and the Germans - Nation and Crime" takes a look at his rise to power and how he gained such a massive following.
Visitors can look through more than 400 photographs that illustrate the influence the Fuhrer had over his people, as well as authentic Nazi paraphernalia.
Museum curator Hans Ulrich-Thamer told USA Today that "this domination of Adolf Hitler can be explained" through this exhibit. Guests will see that Hitler made his followers feel like they belonged with his movement, while successfully excluding others they viewed as enemies.
History buffs staying in Berlin hotels should not miss this display, as it features a rarely-explored side of Hitler. Many wonder how people could have been followers of such a murderously intolerant human being and the German Historical Museum illustrates exactly that in their latest exhibit.
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