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  1. STEGLITZ • Der erhängte Soldat

    02 Nov 2019

    [Photo: SZ Photo/Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo.]. During the last days of April 1945, when the ‘Thousand-Year Reich’ was crumbling in ruins and blood, in most cities and towns were terrible scenes and murders. One of the most repeated scenes found by the victor Allied troops was the execution of German soldiers…


  2. Berlin unter Bomben • STEGLITZ

    28 Oct 2019

    ‘steht nichts’ [Photo: Trustees of the IWM / Tony Redding. Life and Death in Bomber Command. Fonthill Media, 2013.] [Berlin 1/2 March 1943: this night oblique taken by an RAF bomber during the raid shows smoke drifting from fires in the Steglitz area (A) and a concentration of fires around


  3. Ruined Berlin in Valery Faminsky’s eyes

    17 Feb 2019

    These pictures were taken by Soviet war photographer Valery Faminsky (1914–1993) during the Fall of Nazi Berlin in May 1945. This archive was discovered recently in Moscow. He photographied the Red Army´s combat from Ukraine to Berlin. Photographer Arthur Bondar heard that the family of Faminsky was selling the album…


  4. The Opera - Year Zero and Postwar

    20 Jan 2019

    The reconstruction Following the fall of the Third Reich, 1945 was ´Year Zero` for Berlin, and so it was for the Staatsoper. The ancient Opera, renamed at that time as Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, was one of the first historical buildings at the German capital secured against further decay…


  5. The Opera - Reconstruction and Death

    14 Jan 2019

    When the Staatsoper den Linden was severely damaged by British bombs in April 1941, Hitler urgently ordered it´s reconstruction, as it was one of his favourite buildings from his fanatical devotion to Opera and Richard Wagner´s works [Nazi-parade of a guard of honour at Unter den Linten on the occasion


  6. Der Schwarze Tod

    04 Nov 2018

    THE SHTURMOVIK OVER BERLIN AGAIN 1945 - 2018 73 years later, a Soviet Il-2 Shturmovik flies again over Germany during ILA (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung) April 2018 Berlin air show at Schonefeld airport. One of the outright show stars of this year event was the beautiful Ilyushin Il-2…


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