weird man rips off Hitler’s head
In protest at the exhibit of the “Jew killer”, a man tore the head from a controversial waxwork figure of Adolf Hitler on the opening day of Berlin’s Madame Tussauds museum. Just minutes after the museum opened, the 41-year-old German man pushed aside two security men guarding the figure before ripping off the tyrant’s head. The weird man was then arrested. Dressed in a grey suit, the figure of Hitler gazed downwards with a despondent stare, his arm outstretched on a large wooden table with a map of Europe on the wall of his gloomy bunker.
About 25 workers spent about four months on the waxwork, using more than 2,000 pictures and pieces of archive material and also guided by a model of the “Fuehrer” in the London branch of Madame Tussauds where he is standing upright. The waxwork figure of a glum-looking Adolf Hitler was criticized as being in bad taste. Critics said it was inappropriate to display the Nazi dictator, who started World War Two and ordered the extermination of Europe’s Jews, in a museum alongside celebrities, pop stars, world statesmen and sporting heroes.