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10/15/2010 08:38 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Walk Inside Berlin's Controversial Hitler Museum (PHOTOS)

Berlin is home to a controversial exhibit on Adolf Hitler, opening to the public at the German Historical Museum on Friday.

It's the first time relics from the Nazi era have been displayed in such a way, according to the BBC. The exhibit features Nazi propaganda, uniforms, translations of "Mein Kampf" and busts of the former dictator, among other relics.

The exhibit seeks to understand the bizarre allure of Hitler and how he made his way to power. Interestingly, the museum has been unable to advertise the exhibit, due to German laws forbidding the display of Nazi symbols, according to Reuters.

Hans-Ulrich Thamer, the curator of the exhibit, told Reuters: "We don't want to focus on Hitler as a personality. We want to look at the rise of the regime, how it operated in power and how it fell, and the tremendous destructive potential that National Socialism unleashed."

The exhibit will be open to the public through February 6, 2011.

Inside Berlin's Controversial Hitler Museum