Hitler exhibition
Visitors take a look at Nazi emblem on the opening day of the exhibition 'Hitler and the Germans - nation and crime' in Berlin, Oct. 15, 2010. Photo by AP
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The exhibition "Hitler and the Germans" in Berlin has been extended by three weeks because of the throngs of visitors it continues to attract, the German Historical Museum announced on Wednesday.

Instead of ending on February 6, it will now close on February 27.

The exhibition features 600 objects and 400 photos in documenting how Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler could draw on the loyalty of average Germans during his 12-year reign (1933-1945).

The show has been a boon to the museum, setting a visitor record last year.

A total of 915,000 visitors viewed it in 2010, with 28 per cent stemming from Berlin, just under 40 per cent from the rest of Germany and some 32 per cent from abroad.