Sprucing Up The Wolf’s Lair

This post first appeared as “Hitler Bunker To Become Tourist Stop” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in "Valkyrie"

It looks as though there might be another site added to the Polish Holocaust tourism trail. According to Reuters, Poland is searching for someone to spruce up the Wolf’s Lair, in the northeast of the country, near the Russian border, and open it up to the public.

“Wolf’s Lair” was the code name for Adolf Hitler’s heavily fortified bunker complex, where Hitler and his top officers were protected from bombardment during Operation Barbarossa, otherwise known as the German invasion of Russia. The fortress, which was built in 1940-1941, had its own power plant and railway station. The German forces destroyed it as they retreated in early 1945.

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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