Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial

No matter how much I despise the monumental Soviet style that can still be found in almost every city in Romania, at the same time, there is something about it that captivates me. Probably it is because of the scale of the constructions or the simplicity and realism of its representations. The War Memorial dedicated to the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin from Treptower Park is one of the monuments which truly impressed me. Continue reading

November 9, 23 years ago in Berlin

The Berlin Wall at Topographie des Terrors

Today is November 9, a day of great significance in German history that marked both glorious events as well as dark moments. I will talk about the most recent event that marked the history of Germany and led to the reunification of this state: the fall of the Berlin Wall.

23 years ago on this very day something that many people living in the GDR or in other communist countries thought would never happen: the wall that for 28 years brutally separated families, friends, neighbours, colleagues in Berlin was opened, a move that resulted in its almost complete destruction within a few short months. Continue reading