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Victory In Europe Day - VE Day

VE Day – 1945-2019

Today we mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe (VE Day). Looking back, with seventy-four years of hindsight, at

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Berlin Experiences - Soviet Tanks In Berlin

Allied Victory Parade 1945: The Forgotten Parade

Earlier this year, we covered the anniversary of the British Victory Parade that took place on July 21st 1945 – this month we take a closer look at the Allied Victory Parade of September 1945 when the four Allied powers gathered their troops to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Berlin Experiences - The Big Three In Potsdam (Truman, Stalin, Churchill)

Potsdam Conference 1945: Day-By-Day

This month we take a look back at the Potsdam Conference. Seventeen days in the summer of 1945 that would change the course of human history forever. This would be the first, and last time, that US President Harry Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin would meet. Allies united in the defeat of a common enemy.

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Berlin Experiences - Stolpersteine In Berlin

Stolpersteine: Personalising The Void

In our latest blog post, Berlin Experiences co-founder Olivia discusses how one of Berlin’s most important memorial projects succeeds in making the personal tragedies of the Holocaust more relatable.

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Berlin Experiences - The Berlin Wall Escapes

Eight Strangest Berlin Wall Escapes

As of Monday the 5th of February 2018, the Berlin Wall will have been down for longer than it stood: 28 years, 3 months, and 28 days. Here we look at Eight Strange Berlin Wall attempts…

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Berlin Experiences - The Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde

Zentralfriedhof Freidrichsfelde

Berlin Experiences founder, Matt, recently started contributing to the Atlas Obscura – here’s an interesting look at Berlin’s Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, also known as the Memorial to the Socialists.

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Berlin Experiences - Caspar David Friedrich

Top Ten Must-See Berlin Museums

Berlin has museum culture at its heart. Radiating from an entire island in the centre of the city – complete with an ensemble of museums – chronicling six thousand years of human history.

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