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Dokumentation Obersalzberg

The Dokumentation Obersalzberg is a permanent exhibition at Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden. It was commissioned by the Free State of Bavaria, conceived and set up by the Institute of Contemporary History and opened on October 20, 1999 by Prof. Dr. Kurt Faltlhauser, the Bavarian State Minister of Finances.

Obersalzberg, which became Hitler's holiday retreat in 1923, was expanded after 1933, becoming a second seat of government along with Berlin.The exhibition therefore not only documents the history of Obersalzberg, but also links local historical aspects with a portrayal of the central phenomena of the National Socialist dictatorship.

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