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The 60th anniversary of the end of WWII in Berlin

By: Jon Brunberg | posted: 5/22/2005 1:00:00 AM


It has indeed been some very intensive days in the German Capital that celebrated the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII on May 8 and officially opened the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe on May 10 in the presence of around 1500 invited guests and the world media. It is an anniversary that the German Government have used to strengthening the picture of the country as a peaceful and creative democracy. At the same time the Government has chosen the time of the opening of the debated Holocaust Memorial to take place directly after the celebrations of 8 of May which will make it the undoubtedly most powerful symbol of remembrance that the German capital will see for a long time. The memorial may have many critics and will most certainly be subject to future controversies but I am sure that its presence in the very heart of the German capital will serve its purpose excellently.

Below are links to all my reports posted from Berlin and links to the memorial info submitted to the database. I will continue to report and explore the memorial landscape of Berlin over the coming weeks and this list will be continually updated.

2005-05-22 | Memorials are After All Only Symbolic Works of Art
2005-05-12 | Images of The memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews
2005-05-12 | Opening of The memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews
2005-05-11 | Images from the Ceremony at Sowjetisches Ehrenmal
2005-05-09 | May 8: Day of Liberation, Victory or Defeat
2005-05-05 | Berlin is Preparing for the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII >>
Soviet War Memorial in Treptow >>
Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten >>
Memorial to Polish Soldiers and German Anti-Fascists in Berlin >>
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe >>
Neue Wache >>



Part of the series ''60th Anniversary of the End of WWII in Berlin''

A series of articles from the events in Berlin during the anniversary of the end of WWII.

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