The Scars of the War

Vive Berlin

About 80% of Berlin’s city center was destroyed in the 2nd World War.

The damage caused in the war is still visible everywhere in the city, once you know what to look for, it actually becomes hard to not to see them.

In this series of articles called ‘Scars of the War’ I would like to introduce examples of war destruction and how the city has dealt with the destruction.

At the end of the war the Russian army surrounded Berlin and started their attack into the city center, towards the bunker, where Adolf Hitler prepared his suicide. Even though the remaining German soldiers were heavily outnumbered they were still loyal enough to Hitler to try to slow down the Russian advance as long as possible.

That meant that the Russians were forced to fight their way into the city center block by block, house by house.

The result…

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