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Historical Berlin
This page is aimed to deal with the parts of Berlin that were not directly related to the British.
   
Kammergericht High Court
 
Kammergericht High Court. This is where the ploters were put on trial for the plot to kill Hitler on the 20th July 1944. Known as the July Plot,   5,000 people were arrested with 200 being eventually being executed.
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Entrance
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Inside the plotters courtroom.
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As above.
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This is the balcony where Reich Justie Ministry, Roland Freisle, stood and called out "you traitors" to the plotters.
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Old German MOD (Reich Ministry of War). This is the courtyard where the execution took place for the 20 July plot to kill Hitler Oberst Claus von Stauffenberg and the rest of his pals.
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 Exit Gate in the MOD courtyard
 
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 Courtyard German MOD place of execution for 20 July plot
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 Plaque and wreath on the German MOD courtyard wall for 20 July plot officers. NOTE 3rd name down Oberst Claus von Stauffenberg the officer that planted the bomb.
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 German MOD courtyard place of execution for 20 July plot.
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 German MOD courtyard place of execution for 20 July plot.
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  Front of Anhalter Railway Station. This is the station where wounded soldiers and civilians were drowned when German Sappers blew the canal banks to slow up the Soviets advance. In doing so, they flooded the under ground lines . May I add that this desperate attempt to delay the Russian hordes was undertaken whilst Hitler was already dead.
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 Rear of the building.
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A war damaged building in former East Berlin  
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The Reichstag as it was in 1952/53. Repairs don't look to have been started yet, with the building being viewed from  Straße des 17. Juni. When the Wall was built, it would run just to the right of this image passing between the Reichstag and the buildings that are rear right.

Courtesy of A/C Ray (Bomber) Wells

 
The Reichstag building which has stood on this spot since 1894 
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 Berliner Dom (cathedral) in former East Berlin
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 Entrance to the Soviet War Memorial at Treptower Park, East Berlin
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Soviet War Memorial (Treptower Park) - 1952/1953.
Courtesy of A/C Ray (Bomber) Wells
 
At the opposite end of the central area from the statue is a portal consisting of a pair of stylized Soviet flags (shown here) clad in marble recovered from Adolf Hitler's demolished Reich Chancellery.
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Here can be seen the Siegessäule - Victory Column. The picture was taken in 1952/3 by A/C Ray (Bomber) Wells, whilst serving at RAF Gatow. On the picture below the  Siegessäule can be made out when looking through the columns of the Brandenburger Tor.

Courtesy of A/C Ray (Bomber) Wells

Brandenburger Tor, looking from the east to the west

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 Looking in from the west.
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Herman Goring's Reich Air Ministry (Reichsluftfahrtministerium), Berlin
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 Part of the old Berlin Wall. East meets West. Hermann Gorings Reichs Air Ministry in the background to the left of the wall is part of the former Gestapo HQ.
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Berlin Funkturm. The place were Lord Haw-Haw of Zeesen, William Joyce , would Broadcast from during WW2. To listen to a clip please click here.

Courtesy of Mr David Fill

 This is the old site of the Gestapo/SS HQ. What was called Prinz Albrecht Strasse (now called Niederkirchner Strasse)  This site is being turned into a memorial/museum for the victims that had to suffer at the hands of the Gestapo/SS.

Courtesy of Mr David Fill