Soviet Memorial Treptow

Soviet Memorial Treptow

The largest Soviet memorial is located in the Treptower Park – at the same time serving as cemetery for 5000 Soviet soldiers

– © Tourismusverein Berlin Treptow-Köpenick e.V. (www.tkt-berlin.de)
Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptow – © visitBerlin.de / Buller

Three great Soviet memorials were erected in Berlin after the war, which not only serve as memorials, but also as war cemeteries. The facility in the Treptower Park is the central memorial and with 100,000 square metres the largest of its kind in Germany. The facility, also serving as cemetery for 5,000 Soviet solders, was built between 1946 and 1948 on the site of a large playing and sports field. Memorial slabs and frescos depicting the course of the war are arranged in long tiers of straight lines. The imposing figure on top of the mausoleum shows a soldier carrying a rescued German child. It is a memorial for the app. 80,000 Red Army soldiers killed during the conquest of Berlin in World War II. 40,000 cubic metres of granite were used in the construction. Aside from the war cemetery in Niederschönhausen, the facility is the largest Soviet war cemetery in Germany as well as the largest anti-fascist memorial in Western Europe.

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