Berlin, WWII remembrance

Berlin, WWII remembrance

Start: Berlin End: Berlin Days: 5 Nights: 4 Price: upon request

Berlin, WWII Remembrance

Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany played a central part in the decision process of the Holocaust and its implementation. During the Wannsee conference, the deportation and mass murder has been decided and thousands of people have been deported to the two main camps near Berlin, the Oranienburg-Sachsenhausen camp and the Ravensbrück camp.

It is essential to remember the populations that have been deported and killed, but it is also important to know that some Germans tried to resist the Nazi regime, by helping people escape arrest and deportation, or by fighting the Nazi repression.

It is possible to visit most of these places, which represent a key element of these dark times, in German and world history, but also the aftermaths.

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Tour Operator: Envol Espace

18 Rue Claude Bloch
+33 2 31 06 07 89

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Day 1

Visit of the Jewish Museum in Berlin (1h30), many topics are available for the guided tour.

During the afternoon, visit of the Museum Topography of terror (2h), which has three main exhibitions: the Gestapo and the SS, Berlin from 1933 to 1945, the story of this place during the war.

Then, self-guided visit of the Holocaust Memorial.

Photos of day 1

Day 2

Self guided visit of the Soviet memorial in the Treptower park, created by various artists from the USSR, and dedicated to the fallen USSR soldiers.

Then visit the Allied Museum showcasing  thousands of objects, photography, and films about the role of the Western powers in the evolution of Berlin from 1945 to 1994, when Western troops left Germany.

Then, guided tour of the house where the Wannsee conference took place, and where the technical, administrative and economic aspects of the Holocaust have been adopted.

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Day 3

Visit of the Sachsenhausen camp (2h), located 35km from Berlin, where 200 000 people have been deported, and 84 000 have been killed.

Visit of the Ravensbrück camp (2h), 90km away from Berlin, which was mainly for the deportation of women, and was liberated by the Red army in 1945.

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Day 4

Visit of the Silent heroes museum (1h), which deals with the people who helped Jews escape or go into hiding from the Nazis. On the same site is the Otto Weidt museum, honouring the man who saved many of his deaf and blind Jewish employees from deportation. The resistance museum presents many photos, films, biographies of the Germans who fought against the Nazi regime.

Day 5

Visit of the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst which explains the German-Russian war and the capitulation of Nazi Germany.

Visit of the Gedächtniskirche, memorial church, which was severely damaged between 1943 and 1945 is now a memorial for war victims. It is located on the Ku’damm, the famous Berliner avenue.

Photos of day 5