Thursday, July 03, 2008

Madame Tussauds in Berlin to feature Hitler

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(From Der Spiegel) "Boris Becker will be there. Ludwig van Beethoven too. But just weeks before Madame Tussauds opens a new wax museum in Berlin, a planned figure of Adolf Hitler is generating some criticism.

Michael Braun, of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) told the Thursday edition of the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel it was "distasteful beyond comparison." Green politician Alice Ströver called the Hitler wax figure "tasteless, disgusting and in bad style," the paper reported Thursday.

Museum organizers have defended the decision, arguing that the Third Reich dictator was an important part of German history. Surveys have shown that a majority of Germans think he should be included.

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