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Germany Opens First-Ever Hitler Exhibition

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BERLIN) -- On Friday, The German Historical Museum will open post-war Germany's first-ever Adolf Hitler exhibition.  Spiegel Online reports that although the museum went to great lengths to ensure the exhibition is not an homage to Hitler, they are concerned about "attracting cheering neo-Nazis and protesters."

The extensive exhibition, developed by curator Hans-Ulrich Thamer, will focus on the life of Hitler. However, the show will be sure to leave out anything that may glorify or depict Hitler as a hero. 

"We cannot provide any opportunity to identify with him," Thamer told Spiegel Online.

The museum says on its website that the exhibition will address the influence of the dictator and the "long shadows of his oppression that extend on into the present day."

Developers of the show also took precautionary measures to provide context from historians on topics relating to Hitler that will be contained in catalogues accompanying the show.

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