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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jul 31, 2019 9:17:12 AM
Outrage as Poles to build NAZI THEME PARK in the former East Prussia

Remote, hidden in dense forest, protected by nearby lakes and marshes - the Wolf's Lair in East Prussia was a secure headquarters for Adolf Hitler in World War Two. Now Poland, which has occupied the area since the war, is planning to turn the Wolf's Lair into a NAZI THEME PARK to pull in more tourists.

Project spokesman Sebastian Trapik told the BBC that Poland was "making every effort" to maintain "due seriousness and respect for historical truth" at the crumbling complex. However, insensitive "attractions", such as amateurish re-enactments with people wearing Nazi uniforms are also planned, which could turn it into a sort of ghoulish "Nazi Disneyland".

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-49111787

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TheVoiceOfReason - 31 Jul 2019 14:15:17 (#1 of 30)

I can’t believe no one is outraged by this.

nemo75 - 31 Jul 2019 14:16:19 (#2 of 30)

Sounds fun. You’ll have to shave that, uh, beard.

TheExcession - 31 Jul 2019 14:20:45 (#3 of 30)

The Stuka dive bomber rollercoaster, the Tunnel of Love for Racially Pure Couples, the shooting gallery with live captured partisans, and of course all theme parks need machine gun posts and miles of razorwire.

browserbutton - 31 Jul 2019 14:22:11 (#4 of 30)

And there must be BEER AND SAUSAGES for all.

wickeltisch - 31 Jul 2019 14:23:26 (#5 of 30)

I've not been to the Wolf's Lair but I've been to the Westerplatte in Gdansk. There were stalls selling gas masks, parts of (Nazi) uniforms and other war paraphernalia.

Pecunia non olet.

nemo75 - 31 Jul 2019 14:38:59 (#6 of 30)

Blimey.

Although, I’d be interested to see the place itself.

TheExcession - 31 Jul 2019 14:41:31 (#7 of 30)

Hitlerland (tm) Where the The Fun Lasts For One Thousand Years!

thePiMan - 31 Jul 2019 14:41:55 (#8 of 30)

You can find nazi memorabilia on sale in Bygone Times nr. Chorley.

TheVoiceOfReason - 31 Jul 2019 14:43:36 (#9 of 30)

#5 - the tourist infrastructure at the Wolf’s Lair was minimal when I visited in 2006. One chap with a stall at the front selling mugs etc. No Nazi replica stuff like you see in Danzig at the Westerplatte.

toffle - 31 Jul 2019 14:56:14 (#10 of 30)

You could always visit again when the park is up and running, if you're still peeved about the lack of souvenirs.

frantastic - 31 Jul 2019 14:57:55 (#11 of 30)

Reminds me of the story of when EuroDisney opened and working conditions were so bad that the staff named it Mouschwitz. A warning letter went to all staff advising them not to use the term. So they started using Duckau.

Towlie - 31 Jul 2019 15:02:13 (#12 of 30)

This is like the good old days when 40s themed village fetes were inundated with FAT HITLERS.

Wither the FAT HITLER now, eh? Sitting in his Brexit bunker, hate wanking over EU Supergirl, no doubt.

solomongursky - 31 Jul 2019 15:05:08 (#13 of 30)

Gdansk and Warsaw museums were criticised by Law and Justice for being too political. (Discussing Polish complicity).

solomongursky - 31 Jul 2019 15:05:35 (#14 of 30)

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/warsa
w-museum-intensifies-debate-around-anti-semitism-1.3810201

TommyDGNR8 - 31 Jul 2019 15:06:26 (#15 of 30)

Bygone Times and Botany Bay are wonderlands.

Leftie - 31 Jul 2019 15:25:02 (#16 of 30)

Stalag 17 by the look of things.

xDiggy - 31 Jul 2019 15:28:59 (#17 of 30)

Is Danzig Gdansk worth a visit?

TheVoiceOfReason - 31 Jul 2019 15:31:23 (#18 of 30)

Danzig is a charming town. Highly recommended. Hel (just across the bay) is a fun place to have a beer, and Marienburg (MaƂbork) is a must-see.

wickeltisch - 31 Jul 2019 15:40:59 (#19 of 30)

FAT HITLERS

You can say many things about him, but fat?

Towlie - 31 Jul 2019 15:43:48 (#20 of 30)

Lardy middle aged gam-men turning up at 40s themed village fetes dressed as Nazis are collectively known as FAT HITLERS. It's in the dictionary. Under FAT HITLERS.

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