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Pastfinder Berlin 1933-1945

Discussion in 'Book Reviews' started by ColHessler, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. ColHessler

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    Author: Maik Kopleck
    Length: 91 pages

    As with the Munich version I reviewed before, this is a detailed guide to the Nazi buildings, or where they used to stand, in the German capital. We get among other things, a detailed map of the Fuhrer Bunker, the Reichs Chancellery building, and the "People's Court." We also find out the plans for "Germania", the planned transformation of Berlin into the capital of a victorious Third Reich.

    As the author goes outside of the city, we find out about the Olympic Village for the 1936 games, and the concentration camps of Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg and Ravensbruck. We finish up the "Swastika Forest" which can be seen from the air thanks to a dedicated Nazi forester who had larch trees planted in a swastika pattern to be seen from the air in winter.

    If you're content to just sit and look at a website of ruins, then this wouldn't interest you, but if you intend to actually broaden your horizons by going there, this guide will be just what you need for an informative trip to Berlin.
     

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