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The obelisk and the main sculpture catch the eye from the entrance. It shows the grieving “mother homeland” with her fallen son covered by the flag of victory. Above all, grave slabs determine this memorial: they commemorate the more than 13,000 members of the Red Army who were buried here on a 27,500 square meter military cemetery between 1947 and 1949. Most of them could never be identified. 2647 names are immortalized on 100 panels in the wall that surrounds the cenotaph. The soldiers, including 120 women, had died either in the fight against Nazi Germany or in its POW camps. Some of those buried here died in the forced labor camp that existed in the southern part of the Schönholzer Heide during the Second World War. The memorial was inaugurated in November 1949, designed according to designs by the Soviet sculptor Ivan G. Perschudtschew and the architect group K.A. Solowjow, M.D. Belawenzew and W.D. Korolev.Opening times: April to September from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
October to March from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 16, 2020
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