Discover the National Socialism Documentation Center in Köln, Germany. As the largest regional memorial site dedicated to the victims of the Nazi regime, it offers a remarkable journey through Cologne’s history during the Nazi era. You will immerse yourself in its exhibitions, witness the preserved Gestapo prison, and gain invaluable insights into this significant European history chapter.
The Unholy relics of Nazi Germany is a half-hour documentary from the BBC. In the show, Jonathan Meades presents the role of urban planning and architecture in establishing the Nazi regime in Germany and how it helped perpetuate its hateful ideology.
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Back in January 1942, leaders of the Nazi Party got together in a house next to the Wannsee Lake in Berlin. The goal for this meet-up was dedicated to the genocide of European Jews.
Something that was later called the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
Located in the western outskirts of Berlin, the Berlin-Grunewald station was used to deport Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in the east. Today, where all of this happened, there is the Platform 17 Memorial inaugurated in January 1998 to commemorate the deportation done by Deutsche Reichsbahn during the years of Nazi Germany.
It was early June 1945 when LIFE Magazine published an article titled The Battered Face of Germany showing all the destruction caused by the Second World War in Germany. This article was published not long after the surrender of Germany where, today, we have the Russian German Museum in Karlshorst.
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Fort VII, officially known as Konzentrationslager Posen, was a Nazi concentration camp in Poznan during the Second World War and the occupation of Poland. Since nobody knows for sure, there are different estimates about how many people died between the walls of the 19th-century fort surrounding the city. Between 4.500 and 20.000 people died while at Konzentrationslager Posen and we spent an afternoon there exploring the place.
Once we decided to spend a few days in Poznan, I started researching what would I want to do there. The first thing that popped on my radar was the Park Cytadela. This large park stands where the Fort Winiary used to be. This fort was Festung Posen’s main structure and this is where things start to be historically interesting for me.
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The SS Brotfabrik was part of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, and from 1941 until 1991, it worked as a full-time bakery. And, today, you can visit the place, kind of.Read More »Exploring the Abandoned SS Brotfabrik in Oranienburg
It was the end of April when we went to Zossen to see the Wunsdorf Bunkers. I came across these bunkers while I read Berlin: The Downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor and decided it would be a good place to spend an afternoon.
After some research, I realized that the place is now a museum and you can book bunker tours and this is what we ended up doing. Wunsdorf is a quite unique location since there isn’t any other place where a german kaiser, Hitler, and the soviet military left their mark.