Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

In terms of casualties, the conflict between Germany and Soviet Russia between 1941-1944 was the most destructive by far. It is estimated that as many as 30 million people died on the Eastern Front. This massive confrontation did not only affect the lives of the people involved in it during those four years, but also decided the fate of many nations in the following decades. Some might say, the effects can be witnessed until this day. Continue reading

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Anti-Kriegs-Museum

Most of us Europeans have been fortunate enough to be born in times of peace, so that the only times when we seriously think of war and its consequences are during documentaries on this topic on Discovery or other TV channels or while listening to our grandparents’ stories from the period of the Second World War. Of course, we hear of wars taking place nowadays in different parts of the world, but generally these are in far away places we have never visited or have very limited knowledge about.

The Anti-WarMuseum in Berlin, or Anti-Kriegs-Museum, as it is called in German, makes you perfectly aware of the monstrosity of war. Its motto sums it all up: Continue reading