In 2008, the Berlin Office of Reuters news service reported "Hitler wax figure unveiled in Berlin amid criticism" (continues in Part Two) ~Fleeing Berlin by Moonlight Part 1 - Hitler wax figure unveiled in Berlin amid criticism
Berlin's new waxwork museum on Thursday unveiled a figure of a glum-looking Adolf Hitler in a mock bunker during the last days of his life, an exhibit that has been criticized as in bad taste. The row over the figure overshadowed the media preview of the new branch of Madame Tussauds which opens its doors to the public on Saturday. Critics say it is inappropriate to display the Nazi dictator, who started World War Two and ordered the extermination of Europe's Jews, in a museum alongside celebrities, pop stars, world statesmen and sporting heroes. "Of course the figure will arouse interest but we hope people will realize he is part of an exhibition with a range of attractions," said Meike Schulze, head of Midway Attractions in Germany which is responsible for Madame Tussauds here. "It will be a shame if he dominates everything".
The figure had certainly aroused interest with a forty-one year old man that was now hastening his way from Bavaria; trouble was he was entering his own period of languishing, and acting unpredictably.
In 2008, the Berlin Office of Reuters news service reported "Man rips head from Hitler wax figure (story continues from Part 1) ~Fleeing Berlin by Moonlight Part 2 - Lycanthrope rips head from Hitler wax figure
Just minutes after the museum opened, the 41-year-old German man pushed aside two security men guarding the figure before ripping off the head in protest at the exhibit, a police spokesman said. The police were alerted and arrested the man.
The waxwork figure of a glum-looking Adolf Hitler in a mock bunker during the last days of his life was criticized as being in bad taste. A media preview of the new branch of Madame Tussauds Thursday was overshadowed by a row over the exhibit.
Critics said it was inappropriate to display the Nazi dictator, who started World War Two and ordered the extermination of Europe's Jews, in a museum alongside celebrities, pop stars, world statesmen and sporting heroes".
At the maximum security cells at Paddington Green station, the assailant gave Police officers full account of a series of events that started in Bavaria sixty years before. On the morning of April 30 1945, with the Soviets less than 500 meters from the bunker, Adolf Hitler had a meeting with General Helmuth Weidling, commander of the Berlin Defense Area, who informed Hitler the Berlin garrison would probably run out of ammunition that night. Weidling asked Hitler for permission to break out, a request he had made unsuccessfully before. Hitler did not answer at first and Weidling went back to his headquarters in the Bendlerblock where at about 13:00 he got Hitler's permission to try a breakout that night. Having concealed his lycanthropy for over twenty years, Hitler used his shape-shifting techniques to flee the burning city of Berlin by moonlight with his familiar, Martin Bormann. Avoiding detection by incoming Russian soldiers, he returned to Bavaria where he could run again with wolves. The Red army would find Weidling "hanging upside down, emptied of blood in a gesture as old as Macedonia".. Only now Bormann was entering his own period of languishing, and acting unpredictably.