By Tony Paterson in Berlin
Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Hitler’s judges sentenced more than 1,000 anti-Nazi resistance fighters to death in these very rooms. But now the former Third Reich courthouse, a neo-baroque edifice on an idyllic lake, has reopened as a luxury complex containing some of Berlin’s most expensive and opulent apartments.

The conversion of the German capital’s former Nazi military court into a “unique” city residence with six-room flats available to rent at more than £3,000 a month, has provoked a storm of criticism from historians and anti-Nazi veterans’ organisations.