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  1. Ruined Berlin in Valery Faminsky’s eyes (II)

    24 Feb 2019

    Second part of the pictures taken by Soviet war photographer Valery Faminsky (1914–1993) during the Fall of Nazi Berlin in May 1945. [Major S L Rogatchevsky, a Soviet medical officer, poses next to a propaganda slogan painted on a wall by SS members during the battle that reads: ‘Berlin stays…


  2. Ivan kommt

    12 Jun 2017

    Berlin was also bombed by the Soviets, years before the final Red assault over the city in 1945 Hitler invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, the largest offensive in History at the time, and German forces quickly advanced throught the vast steppe towards Moscow, the main target.…


  3. Das Altes Museum

    12 May 2017

    The Altes Museum, sited in the Museuminsel near the Berliner Dom was built between 1823 and 1830 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 – 1841) in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian royal family’s art collection. It was called the Königliches Museum (Royal Museum) until 1845 and…


  4. Victory Graffiti

    08 May 2017

    May 8th means to European countries V-E day: the victory over Nazi-Germany in 1945 To Berlin, it means the start of a new era. From the ashes of the destroyed Third Reich would raise a new-born country that would be the economic and political engine of the European Union together…


  5. The Bitter End

    02 May 2017

    On 2 May 1945, the last garrison which defended Berlin finally surrendered to superior Soviet troops. Hitler had committed suicide on April 30th [Photo: Bundesarchiv.] In the photograph, in front of the destroyed Brandenburger Tor and a Soviet IS-2 heavy tank is Yevgeny Khaldei, the Soviet war photographer…


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