Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Resort Was Turned Into A Luxury Getaway, So People Are Conflicted

Three years prior to Germany invading Poland in 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered the construction of the world’s largest tourist resort, located on a beachfront property on the island of Rügen.

The Nazis called named it Prora.

The structure was capable of holding over 20,000 residents at a single time. Prora was meant to bring comfort to fatigued German workers who toiled away in factories without respite.

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According to historian and tour guide Roger Moorhouse, it was also meant to entice the Gestapo — a pacifying gesture to get the German people to side with Hitler despite his radical ideas.

But then World War II began, and Prora’s construction stalled — but now that’s changed.