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The 12 Soviet War Memorials of Berlin

The Battle of Berlin all but marked the end of the Second World War in Europe. To get to this point, the Soviet Army advanced on Berlin with a troop strength of 2,5 Million soldiers to crush the remnants of […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Schöneiche

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Schöneiche is one of the farthest and most difficult Soviet War memorial in Berlin to get to. Schöneiche bei Berlin as its name suggests is not actually in Berlin, but next to it. Sort of. […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Marzahn

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Marzahn, which sits on the northwestern end of the Parkfriedhof Marzahn – a large cemetery park in Marzahn – was officially unveiled on the 7th of November 1958.  The Ehrenmal was designed by the landscape […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Herzbergstraße

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Herzbergstraße can be found on the grounds of the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge in Lichtenberg (Queen Elisabeth Herzberge Protestant Hospital). When Nazi Germany capitulated on the 8th of May, 1945, the Soviet Army partially took […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Tiergarten

Arguably the most important Soviet War Memorial in Berlin (and Germany) is the Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Tiergarten. Its size and central location – in the heart of Berlin – were a deliberate choice by the Soviets to make the […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptower Park

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptower Park is both the largest Soviet War Memorial in Germany, as well as quite possibly being the most recognisable. It’s not without reason that this memorial is regarded as the central Soviet War Memorial […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Güterfelde

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Güterfelde – also sometimes referenced to as the Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Wilmersdorf is arguably the most difficult to reach of Berlins Soviet War Memorials. As you can take from the name, this War Memorial is located […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Alt-Hohenschönhausen

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Alt-Hohenschönhausen, also known as the Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Küstriner Straße or Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Hohenschönhausen is the youngest of Berlins Soviet War Memorials. As with all Sowjetische Ehrenmale in Berlin, its origins date back to the Soviet […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Staaken

Spandau must have one of the highest densities of memorials in all of Berlin. Wherever you go, you’ll spot a plaque, statue or memorial dedicated to something or someone. So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Rummelsburg

The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Rummelsburg – or as it is also alternatively known Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Nöldnerstraße or Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Lichtenberg is somewhat shrouded in mystery. It seems like there is very little publicly available information available for this monument. […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Kaulsdorf

Not much aside from the basic facts are known about the Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Kaulsdorf. When the Soviets marched into Kaulsdorf (back then a district of Lichtenberg), they buried their war dead in the local cemetery in the Bordauer […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Buch

Theres no doubt that the Soviets left their mark in (and around) Berlin after the end of the Second World War. Gigantic war memorials sprung up at the Tiergarten, Treptower Park and Schönholzer Heide and have subsequently become […] Read More

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Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Schönholzer Heide

With the end of the Second World War, and the subsequent occupation and partition of Germany – the Soviet Union sought to mark its contribution to the downfall of Fascism in Europe and the defeat of Germany by […] Read More

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