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The Second World War began on 1 September 1939 with the German attack on Poland. Never before in a war were more people killed and major devastations set up. This is particularly true of the conquest of conquest and extermination of the Soviet Union. The World War ended in 1945 on May 8 in Europe and on September 2 in Asia.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Brennende Ukraine (1939-1945)
© Margot Blank

The war against the Soviet Union is documented by the permanent exhibition in the German-Russian Museum Karlshorst from the perspective of both the German and the Soviet actors. The territories occupied by the Wehrmacht were the territory on which the murder of the European Jews began. But the German warfare and occupying forces also included other crimes such as the mass deaths of Soviet prisoners of war in German custody or the planned starvation of millions of civilians.
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