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FLIGHT FROM HELL: BERLIN IN APRIL 1945

In March 1945 the Third Reich authorities issued an order that turned a section of the Nazi-built Ost-West-Achse – an impressive Tiergarten boulevard known as Charlottenburger Chaussee before and as … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · 2 Comments

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: TRUTH BE TOLD

Did you know that when on 26 April 1945 the Red Army reached UFA film studios in Oberlandstraße in Tempelhof, the crew busy filming the comedy “Sag die Wahrheit” (Tell … Continue reading

Apr 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 28th, 1945 – THE RED ARMY AT HALLESCHES TOR

This original film recording was made outside the U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor and at Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today) most probably on April 28th, 1945 after the 7th Guards Tank Division fighting under … Continue reading

Apr 28, 2015

70 YEARS AFTER THE BATTLE OF BERLIN

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of one of the most bitter battles of modern times which took place inside the European cities and which brought an end to the six … Continue reading

Apr 17, 2015

TODAY IN BERLIN: FEBRUARY 3rd – THE AIR-RAID IN THE HEART OF BERLIN

1945 Shortly past 11 AM on February 3rd, 1945 the 937 bombers of the 8th USA-Airforce – the 1st and 3rd divisions – drop 2,264 tonnes of explosives on Berlin. … Continue reading

Feb 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

THE GIANT’S END: THE BLOWING UP OF KARSTADT AT HERMANNPLATZ

  On April 25, 1945 the Schlacht um Berlin (the Battle for Berlin) was in full swing and its outcome more or less clear. With the allied armies pushing relentlessly into … Continue reading

Apr 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 21 – THE UNTERGANG TO THE SOUND OF “TOSCA”

1945 As the allied Polish and the Red Armies are marching towards Berlin from the north and the east of the city, occupying Frohnau, Niederschönhausen and Lichtenberg, and as the … Continue reading

Apr 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

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