Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Schonholzer Heide, Berlin

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The Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide in Pankow, Berlin was erected in the period between May 1947 and November 1949 and covers an area of 30 000 m². The memorial contains the biggest Soviet cemetery in Berlin, which is also the biggest Russian cemetery in Europe outside of Russia.
Schönholzer Heide was a popular recreation area in the 19th century. During the Second World War the place was turned into a work camp. After the war the north-western part of the area was used to build the third largest Soviet war memorial in Berlin, together with the memorials in Treptower Park and Tiergarten.
A group of Soviet architects consisting of K. Solovyov, M. Belaventsev, V. Korolyov and the sculptor Ivan Pershudchev made the sketch for the cemetery, where 13,200 of the 80,000 Soviet soldiers that had fallen during the battle of Berlin, should be buried. On a wall around the memorial there are 100 bronze tablets where the names, ranks and birth dates of the soldiers it was possible to identify, are written. This group constitutes about one fifth of the fallen soldiers.
On both side of the main axis, which at its end one finds a 33,5 meter tall obelisk made of syenite, there are placed 8 burial chambers where 1182 soldiers are buried. Under the Honor Hall inside the obelisk there are buried two Soviet colonels.
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  • My wife and I visited Schonholzer Heidi during a visit to Berlin last summer. We visited whilst walking the Mauerweg as this is a part of Berlin that is unfamiliar to us. Like most Soviet Memorials...  more »
  • This is a well kept memorial just north of Berlin City centre. It is never crowded and very green. This looking to discover world war history off the beaten track should come here  more »
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  • Wonderful! A bit off Berlin but totally worth visiting. Make sure you visit all 3 soviet war memorialsin Berlin.
  • I don't think anyone visits this place. There were four people there during my visit; three were gardeners and me.

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