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Replica of Part of Hitler's Bunker Goes on Display in Berlin

Interior view of a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler pictured in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The room is part of an located in
Interior view of a replica of the living room and office of Adolf Hitler pictured in a high-rise bunker, not the original so called 'Fuehrer's-Bunker', in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The room is part of an located in

BERLIN (AP) — A private Berlin museum has unveiled a replica of part of the bunker where Adolf Hitler spent the final phase of World War II, a project that hasn't been universally welcomed.

The replica of Hitler's office went on display Thursday in a former air-raid shelter some 2 kilometers (1 ¼ miles) from the site of the real bunker demolished long ago.

Curator Wieland Giebel says the Berlin Story Bunker isn't staging a "Hitler show."

Giebel tells new agency dpa that the replica only can be seen on a guided tour beginning in a shelter that was meant for 3,500 people and by the war's end housed 12,000, a contrast with the comparatively spacious Fuehrer bunker.

The nearby Topography of Terror museum, which documents Nazi crimes, criticized the reproduction as showmanship.

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