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Exploring the Soviet Memorials located around Berlin

Here we are going to talk a bit about the most famous Soviet Memorials in Berlin and some smaller ones as well. These three soviet memorials are mostly well known, and they were built to commemorate the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. The Soviet Memorial in the Tiergarten was the first to…

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Berlin Soviet Memorial: Treptower Park

The Berlin Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is the biggest of the three war memorials the USSR left in Berlin after the end of the Second World War. It was built to the design of the Soviet architect Yakov Belopolsky as a memorial for 5,000 of the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin between April and May 1945. It opened four years after World War II on May 8, 1949, and it used to serve as the central war memorial in East Berlin.

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Chris Gueffroy: The last victim of the Berlin Wall

Not many people know who Chris Gueffroy was, but we thought somebody should mention the last person to be shot and to die at the Berlin Wall with all the Berlin Wall celebrations.

Chris Gueffroy was the last person to be shot and killed while escaping to West Berlin across the Berlin Wall between Treptow and Neukölln.

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