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Berchtesgaden

(bĕrkh`təsgä'dən), town (1994 pop. 8,050), Bavaria, SE Germany, in the Bavarian Alps. It is a popular winter and summer resort. Salt has been mined there since the 12th cent. At the nearby Obersalzberg is the site of Hitler's residence, the Berghof.
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Berchtesgaden

a town in Germany, in SE Bavaria: site of the fortified mountain retreat of Adolf Hitler. Pop.: 7667 (2003 est.)
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He handwrote 60 volumes of the diaries on aged, tea-soaked paper, claiming they were recovered from a plane that crashed in 1945 carrying the Fuhrer's effects to his Berchtesgarden retreat.
And every picture has a vivid memory - the smell of burning flesh that comes back to him when he sees a photo of a burning German vehicle he shot from the tank's turret; how residents of Munich dressed for a normal day and walked around destroyed buildings as if nothing was wrong; what it was like to stand on the steps outside one of Adolf Hitler's homes in Berchtesgarden, Germany; and a crew member cradling a goat.
While others collected silverware engraved with the initials "AH," he took albums from Hitler's collection, which he found in numbered boxes, packed for delivery to the Eagle's Nest headquarters in Berchtesgarden.