A man tore the head off a controversial waxwork of Adolf Hitler on the opening day of Berlin’s Madame Tussauds. Just minutes after the museum opened the 41-year-old German pushed aside two security guards before ripping off Hitler’s head in protest at the exhibit.
Police were called and the man was arrested. Critics of the waxwork said it was inappropriate to display the Nazi dictator in a museum alongside popstars and sporting heroes.
It is illegal in Germany to show Nazi symbols and art glorifying Hitler and the exhibit was cordoned off to stop visitors posing with it. Unobtrusive signs asked visitors to refrain from taking photos “out of respect to the millions of people who died during World War II.”