A Student of History

June 15, 2006

Hitler Museum in the U.S.

Filed under: What is History? — John Maass @ 1:24 am

 

At HNN there is a brief piece on something I saw on CNN last night.  In Michigan, a former German soldier has created a Shrine to Adolf Hitler, and wants to open it to the public.  Its not so much of a memorial or a museum.  In fact I do not really know what it is.  The locals are concerned, as well they should be.  Seems like this has the potential to be a rallying point for Neo-Nazis, although it may have the salutory effect of luring them away from Antietam National Battlefield Park, where the recently took advantage of the 1st ammendment to be idiots.

I just found a longer piece, here.  It is from Der Spiegel, of all places.  The lead in to the story is this:

Crazy old coot or dangerous Holocaust denier? That's the question officials from Walworth County in the US state of Wisconsin are asking these days about 87-year-old Ted Junker. The retired farmer, who was born in Germany but grew up in Romania, says he wants to build a memorial to Nazi dictator Adolf Hilter on his land to clear up what he sees are historical inaccuracies about the most hated man of the 20th century.

The question remains–what exactly is it?  One county official is like me, not sure what to make of it. "I don't think it's a museum, but I don't think it's a storage shed, either," he said. 

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NB: since writing the above, the "gentleman" Nazi has decided to hold off on his grand opening……..

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2 Comments »

  1. Have a Nazi street sign my Father brought back from WWII. It reads “8 Adolph Hitler Str.” It is blue with white writing. It is about 8″ by 10″ Could it be valuable?

    Thanks,

    Oliver

    Comment by Oliver Hageman — February 19, 2008 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  2. Since there is a WW2 “”””monument”””” of the anglo-american killers in my country (Bulgaria) and NONE of their victims, it should be at lest one of Adolf Hitler in the States. It should be one of Joseph Stalin too! As well as Fidel Castro’s…
    If you are a free state (which you are NOT!) you are going to let the man open what ever museum he likes. I don’t like the view of these cowboy murderers “memorial” who killed thousands of innocent Bulgarian people during their regular bomb-runs but I am bearing it somehow. They were throwing even “toy-bombs”, so they could be sure that even the children would not survive their bombings. What kind of swine should a man be to do something like this!? Haven’t you got children in the United States… Do you give them grenades to play with? With every war you fight you prove to be the scum of the earth. Mindless animals that do not consider the human life as something valuable! You are going to pay a very high price for all your outrages!
    You should have it! You should have a museum of Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, Ahmadinedjad, Castro and Ho Chi Min in your houses. In each and every American house!!

    Comment by Schmeisser — July 5, 2008 @ 1:00 pm | Reply


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