Ukraineís plan to build museum at Hitlerís bunker site sparks outrage



London, July 4: Plans by Ukrainian officials to open a museum on the site of a bunker once used by Adolf Hitler has prompted fears such a place could become a shrine for neo-Nazis.


The city of Vinnitsa is hoping to turn the Wehrwolf bunker, where Hitler stayed during WWII, into a tourist attraction.

Kateryna Vysotska, who works at the Vinnitsa Museum, said the bunker would also serve as a memorial for victims.

Communist and socialist party activists, however, fear it could become a magnet for neo-Nazis, News.com.au reports.

Lydia Zakusylova, who chairs the regional Communist Party, said that a road sign pointing to the location of the Wehrwolf already has neo-Nazis flocking to the site.

She was also appalled by some of the museum's plans.

She said initially there were suggestions to restore wartime dug-outs for prisoners of war (PoWs), but then she was told about plans to exhibit uniforms and flags of the officers and men of the Reich.

"They wanted to offer tourists the chance to try on uniforms, hang sub machine-guns around their necks and pose for pictures with Nazi flags in the background. This is blatant Nazi propaganda," she said.


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