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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.

″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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