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Soviet War Memorial (Schönholzer Heide)

After the Second World War three official Russian war memorials were established in Berlin. These were the Russian War Memorial (Treptower Park), the Russian War Memorial (Schönholzer Heide) and the Russian War Memorial (Tiergarten). The Russian War Memorial (Schönholzer Heide) counts the highest number of burials of these three memorials.

The Russian war memorials are not only monuments but also war cemeteries. Around the Russian War Memorial (Schönholzer Heide) rest an estimated 13,200 Russian soldiers. Thus the Russian War Memorial (Schönholzer Heide) not only commemorates victory but especially the approximately 80,000 Russian soldiers that did not survive the Battle for Berlin.

The war memorial was inaugurated in 1949.

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