May 31, 2006

Hitler's globe

The globe Adolf Hitler gazed upon while contemplating world domination is in remarkably good condition but for one blemish - the bullet hole directly through Berlin, inflicted by a Soviet soldier after the Nazi dictator's defeat in 1945.

The oversized orb is just one highlight of the more than 8,000 artifacts in the German Historical Museum's new permanent display on the country's 2,000-year history, which seeks to help Germans rediscover their identity.

From the Guardian. The museum website is here.

Posted by David on May 31, 2006 8:59 PM


It would be interesting to roam through historically themed museums in different countries. We are all culture-centric and see history through the lens of our own experience. I'd like to see history through another's viewpoint--sure, there are artifacts and other undisputable "facts" but which are chosen to be displayed, how they are exhibited and how they are described and explained can put them in a different light.

Posted by: Sarah on June 1, 2006 2:16 PM
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