Saturday, July 05, 2008

Hitler Beheaded in Berlin

Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin

A man has been arrested after tearing the head off a wax figure of Adolf Hitler at a newly opened branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin.

The 41-year-old man was held after attacking the waxwork, only hours after the attraction opened on Saturday.

The inclusion of Hitler in the exhibition has aroused controversy in a country where Nazi symbols are banned.

But the exhibition's organiser said it could hardly depict German history without portraying Hitler.

It pointed out that Hitler waxwork depicted him in the hours before his suicide, a defeated figure slumped in his bunker as the Red Army reached Berlin.

The Fuhrer was positioned behind a table, which was supposed to prevent visitors posing with the statue - or damaging it.

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Sadly I couldn't find a picture of the beheaded wax figure, maybe one will surface later.

1 comment:

Annom said...

4 months of full-time work by 5 people.

Wax figures are impressive. I don't like how they posed Hitler; not at his best.