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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
The Soviet War Memorial in the Schönholzer Heide in Berlin-Pankow was built from May 1947 to November 1949 and has an area of 27,500 m². The Schönholzer Heide, a popular destination in the 19th century, was the location of a large forced labor camp during the Second World War. After the war, the third Soviet cenotaph was created here in the northwestern part of the park together with the cenotaphs in the Tiergarten and in Treptower Park. Another is in Bucher Schlosspark in Berlin-Buch.The memorial is a memorial and cemetery of the Soviet war graves where 13,200 of the approximately 80,000 soldiers of the Red Army who died in the final phase (Battle of Berlin) in March / April 1945 were buried.
July 17, 2020
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