Even though Olga Benário Prestes was born in Bavaria, her legacy lives in Berlin today. The signs are spread around town, and we decided to write something about this German-Brazilian antifascist militant that was executed by Nazi Germany after being extradited from Brazil.
Before it became the Lager Koralle Bunker Complex, the goal was to build a naval academy in the outskirts of Berlin. But, after some test radio transmission, the Navy decided to change its plans and create what we would call the German Command of the Navy.
Our own list of the best Berlin books everybody needs to have as a way to see and understand the city a little better. We bought these books over the years we have been here, and we promise you they are worth every penny.
The Berlin Wall Memorial, also known in German as Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, is a mix of monuments and museums commemorating the city’s division by the Berlin Wall and the people who died because of it. And we consider it to be the best place to learn about the wall and how it affected the city and the entire continent.