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In a safe, south-western suburb of Berlin, tucked away in a wood, is a row of well-built and attractive detached houses, dating from the 1930s. Their sweet architecture and setting is the antithesis of that offered to Germans by the modernists of the Bauhaus not long before.

That is not surprising as these houses were specially commissioned and constructed for the senior officers of Heinrich Himmler's SS. They would have been very convenient for the nearby villa at Wannsee, the place where the Final Solution was worked out.

Unlike that notorious place, there is no record here of their bizarre history. Today they are innocent family homes.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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