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December 16, 2014 10:32 am

Hitler’s Vacation Resort Reconstructed as Beachfront Condos, Hotels, Spa

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Adolf Hitler in 1933. Photo: Heinrich Hoffman via Wikimedia Commons.

Washington Post – Built by the Third Reich in the run-up to World War II, the Strength Through Joy resort was a Nazi vision of tourism’s future. Happy, healthy Aryans would stay and play at the 10,000-room complex on the Baltic Sea, eating, swimming and even bowling for the Führer. Think Hitler’s Cancun.

But 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the complex nicknamed the Colossus of Prora is part of a growing debate in modern Germany that pits commercialism against Vergangenheitsbewältigung — or the German word for how the country should come to terms with its dark past.

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