Visitor pulls Hitler head off at new Berlin waxworks show
The Berlin Madame Tussaud's opens with a bang as a guest tears the head from the model of Adolf Hitler
Berlin -- A man tore off the wax head of an effigy of Adolf Hitler in Berlin on Saturday, just minutes after the new branch of the Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum chain opened for the first time to the public.
German police said the man, 41, was detained.
The decision by London-based Tussaud's, part of the Merlin Entertainments company, to include Hitler in the 75-figure exhibition has roused fierce passions in the German capital.
Responding to suggestions that it might become a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, Tussaud's depicted Hitler as a broken man in his bunker just before his 1945 defeat and death. The Saturday opening was extensively reported in the German media.