First you walk along a wide birch alley. Then through two massive stone flags, before which kneel over-sized soldiers of the Red Army. And then the wide field of the memorial spreads before you. Towering above everything is "The Liberator" - a monumental bronze statue. A young red-armist, a huge broadsword in one hand, a child seeking help on the other, and a crushed swastika at his feet.
No question, this place is awe-inspiring. If you then find out that more than 7,000 Russian soldiers have been buried here at the Battle of Berlin, you will become very calm and devout. And silently you thank these men for giving their lives to liberate Europe from Hitler Germany.
February 28, 2019
The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park (also Treptower Memorial) is a memorial and at the same time a military cemetery in Treptower Park in Berlin. The facility, which was completed in May 1949, was built on the instructions of the Soviet military administration in Germany to honor the soldiers of the Red Army who died in World War II. Over 7,000 of the soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin are buried here. The colossal statue belonging to the monument is 30 meters high with hill and base.Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sowjetisches_Ehrenmal_im_Treptower_Park
September 26, 2020
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