Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is July 7th, 2008, I’m Cody, and I’m here to tell you about a very interesting current event.
The opening of Madame Tussauds in Berlin brought a very unexpected surprise: the second visitor to enter cuts the wax head off of the Hitler figure for a protest.
A 41-year-old man jumps over a rope, that stops visitors from getting too close to the sculptures, and completely tore the head off of the wax Nazi. An employee was slightly injured in the incident.
The police arrested the man, for damage of property to the museum.
The attraction remained open, but the figure was removed.
Controversy erupted about whether or not to take the Hitler figure away from the museum, to prevent situations such as this from happening again.
They didn’t want to show Hitler in a glorifying way, or want to insult anyone. Head of Central Council of Jews in Germany had said that if done in a proper manner, this is an opportunity to demystify the man responsible for the deaths of 6 million Jews.
In the exhibit, Hitler was shown in a scene in late 1944 in a bunker, sitting at a desk under a map of Europe. He wore a gray uniform and had the expression of a broken man.
Unlike other exhibits, visitors were not allowed to take pictures of the Hitler figure, to avoid people posing with the dictator.
The museum is unsure whether or not to display the Hitler figure again.
A visitor leaving said, “This will happen again, and again, and again.”
So what do you think? Should the museum keep the wax Hitler? Or should it be expelled? Leave us a comment to express your opinion!
Remember, I’m Cody, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!
*Above is a picture of the Hitler wax.*
Picture Retrieved From: http://tinyurl.com/6okrps