Concerns mount that renovating Hitler’s secret HQ could create Nazi theme park

Hitler based himself at 'Wolf's Lair' for 850 days between 1941 and 1944
Hitler based himself in Srokowo Forest between 1941 and 1944 – pictured, a dam at Mazurski channel Credit: Getty

A secret complex used by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War is getting a makeover to pull in more tourists, prompting concerns that it will become a Nazi theme park.

Hitler based himself at Wolf's Lair, a secret complex hidden in dense forest in northeast Poland, for the majority of the war, thanks to its proximity to the Eastern Front. The Nazi dictator spent 850 days here between 1941–1944.

A significant operation, Wolf’s Lair comprised of 200 installations including two airstrips and a railway station – in total housing 2,000 staff and security personnel. The complex was protected by anti-aircraft guns and minefields.

After Hitler returned to his Berlin bunker in 1944 the Nazis levelled...

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