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A BLANKET PUT ON BERCHTESGADEN
JAMES CAREY
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:38:59 AM
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Today it appears that if you have something to hide you try to cover it up. People will go to great measures to hide, or cover up things they are easily embarrassed over. If you have many skeletons in your closet you cover them up.

When it comes to history how does one blanket the past? How can you hide a period of time? God only knows that in Germany the younger generation is trying very hard to do this. In the Berchtesgaden area they have almost covered everything.

The government of Bavaria has removed most of the buildings associated with that period in attempt to restore the area to its original pastoral atmosphere and, many suspect, to erase evidence of a disturbing period of their history.

There remains’ many suttle reminders in the Berchtesgaden area that will never be disguised to be anything other than what it was originally intended to be. Examples are the Bahnhof, hospital, bunker areas (set aside special for tours and the sore thumb, or thorn in their side, das Documentation Center.

On the Obersalzberg they have removed the Platterhof (General Walker), SS barracks, garage area, tea house, greenhouse, Hermann Goering and Martin Bormann’s property as well as the Berchtesgadner Hof down in the city.

At the Stanggass Kaserne (Reichskanzlei) the eagle still remains over the entrance to the office complex.

There are so many eagles in Germany they may never be removed.
Harley
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HI Jim,
There is another side, as with most topics. Some guys with names like Bradly, Marshall, and Eisenhower wanted to see as much of the Remnants of the Reich in Beerchtesgaden eliminated so that the area would not become a Neo-Nazi shrine. And who was supposed to continue caring for those old structures $ ?
Steve
JAMES CAREY
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HARLEY:

There might be some truth in what you say; however I believe Ike, and his comrades, were referring to Haus Wachenfield, Goering and Bormann’s Homes. You have to consider other factors as well?

Once the U.S. pulled-out of Germany it left the R&R Centers with hardly any customers. That is why there was a move to put everything in one place, such as GAP with the Edelweiss.

Under the Polk Project millions were invested in Chiemsee. Cost was not a factor. I started that program before leaving Berchtesgaden back in 1974. Had it not been for the inspection by some Congressmen in 1973 Chiemsee would have been closed. Once they saw what was going on and understood the AFRC facilities were refunded under NAF funds, and the dollar was falling on its' face, they went back to the Belt and arranged for additional funds. This was then posted under General Polk as a project to help our military in having a great place to stay.

Again, there might be some truth in your reply but from what I have heard, from a few of the older residence in Berchtesgaden, the younger generation are the ones' wanting to "Cover-up" the past.

JIM
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