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Karlshorst Museum, Berlin

Explore the Karlshorst Museum on your university or college trip to Berlin.

The German-Russian Museum is located where the unconditional surrender of the German armed forces occurred on the 8th May 1945. 

As the only museum in Germany with a permanent exhibition of the war of annihilation against the Soviet Union, the site is dedicated to illustrating the history of the German-Soviet war and Nazi rule.

The building was the officers' mess of the Wehrmacht pioneer school, and later operating as the headquarters of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany. In 1949, the Soviets handed over administrative authority to the first government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1949.

The museums objective is to create spaces for a critical examination of history and educate visitors on the realities of the German-Soviet war.

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