Hitlers bunker entrance, Germany

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Hitlers bunker entrance, Berlin
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Nowadays, a parking lot. Beforadays, the last home of the meanest kid on the block.
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The Führerbunker is a common name for a complex of subterranean rooms in Berlin, Germany where Adolf Hitler committed suicide during World War II. The bunker was the 13th and last of Hitler's Führerhauptquartiere or Fuehrer Headquarters (another was the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) in East Prussia).

There were actually two bunkers which were connected: the older Vorbunker and the newer Führerbunker. The Führerbunker was located about 8,2 meters beneath the garden of the old Reich Chancellery building at Wilhelmstrasse 77, about 120 meters north of the new Chancellery building, which had the address Vossstrasse 6. The Vorbunker was located beneath the large hall behind the old Chancellery, which was connected to the new Chancellery. The Führerbunker was located somewhat lower than the Vorbunker and west (or rather west/south-west) of it. The map opposite shows the approximate locations of the two bunkers. The two bunkers were connected via sets of stairs set at right angles (not spiral as some believe).

The complex was protected by approximately four meters of concrete, and about 30 small rooms were distributed over two levels with exits into the main buildings and an emergency exit into the gardens. The complex was built in two distinct phases, one part in 1936 and the other in 1943. The 1943 development was built by the Hochtief company as part of an extensive program of subterranean construction in Berlin begun in 1940. The accommodations for Hitler were in the newer, lower section and by February 1945 had been appointed with high quality furniture taken (or salvaged) from the chancellory building along with several framed oil paintings.

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