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Olympic Village Berlin (Olympisches Dorf) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 119)

The Olympic Village Berlin in Elstal was the first brick-on-brick Olympic village and is therefore the oldest Olympic village still in existence. It was built for the 1936 Olympics. In the beginning, it was…

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Soviet War Memorial (Treptower Park) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 47)

The Soviet World War Two Memorial in Treptower Park (????????? ???????? ?????) in Berlin is quite monumental – large in scale and meaning. The “Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Treptow” was conceived by a collective of Russian…

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Book Burning Memorial – In A Berlin Minute (Week 27)

In May 1933 students burnt the works of hundreds of authors on a square in Berlin (and throughout Germany). In 1994/95 a memorial called “Bibliothek” (library) conceived by Micha Ullman was built within what is…

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Holocaust Memorial – In A Berlin Minute (Week 22)

The official name of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is “Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas” (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe). The Holocaust Memorial was designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold and officially inaugurated…

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