Former Nazi Munich Headquarters to Become Center of Learning

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Munich is seeking to critically confront its past as the so-called capital of the Nazi movement with a new documentation center. Located in the former Nazi headquarters, the center is intended to be a place of learning.

It was in Munich that the National Socialist movement gained ground following the trauma of World War I. A young Adolf Hitler staged a failed coup in the conservative Bavarian capital in 1923 and after coming to power in 1933, the Nazi leader chose Munich as the headquarters of his movement.

Aware of the central role it played in the rise of Nazism, the city of Munich has initiated a new documentation center in the Brown House on Munich's Brienner Strasse, which was home to the Nazi party starting in the early 1930s.

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