On Jan. 16, 1945 Hitler went in almost unnoticed into his underground shelter.
Berlin was burning and while the ordinary people had to hunt for shelter from the air raids their fuehrer had a massive underground complex for himself and people close to him.
Its here that he married Eva Braun during the last week of April 1945, shortly before they committed suicide.
To prevent the bunker devolving into a Neo-Nazi shrine, the govt strategy was to ensure the surroundings remain anonymous and unremarkable.The immediate area was occupied by a small Chinese restaurant and shopping centre while the emergency exit point for the bunker (which had been in the Chancellery gardens) was occupied by a car park.
On June 8, 2006, due to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a small plaque was installed to mark the location. The plaque, with a plan of the bunker, can be found at the corner of In den Ministergärten and Gertrud-Kolmar-Straße, two small streets about three minutes’ walk from Potsdamer Platz. Hitler’s bodyguard, Rochus Misch, one of the last people living who was in the bunker at the time of Hitler’s suicide, was on hand for the ceremony.
To see what the bunker looked like inside, check out the virtual reconstruction that was made by Christoph Neubauer.
I wonder how India and Indians would have treated the legacy of someone like Hitler. Germany and germans very proudly apologise for all the atrocities committed by him as is evident from the various memorials