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Continuing efforts to educate new generations about Ger-many's Nazi past, officials dedicated the site of a documentation center Friday at the vast parade grounds where Adolf Hitler once held his annual party rallies.

The new center, scheduled to open in mid-2001, will explain the history of the area, where thousands of Nazis raised their arms in salute to Hitler.

"Because the number of people who personally experienced National Socialism is sinking, the number of questions about this chapter in German history will increase," said Nuremberg Mayor Ludwig Scholz. "We have to provide complete answers -- and the new documentation center will try to meet this special task."

On Thursday, a ceremonial dedication was held at a planned Holocaust memorial in central Berlin that will also contain a documentation center. The memorial is located directly above the network of bunkers where Hitler spent the last days of the war.

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