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... They have an interesting permanent collection that focuses on the history of Germany and includes an impressive selection of arms and armour, but what I really went there to see was their 1945 exhibition.
This dealt with 12 European countries - including all the key players like Germany, Britain, France and Russia - and the social and political environment that each one faced immediately after the end of World War II. Each country had it's own section which contained mostly day ...
We decided to stay in our apartment, just probably not spend much time here. It's raining today so were going to bring the umbrella and check out the Berlin Wall. Berlin Wall History After the war ender in 1945 Berlin was divided in four between the allies - Britain, France, USA and Russia. Britain, France and the USA were democratic countries while Russia was communist. The allies got along at the beginning but it turned competitive, with Russia wanting to conquer it. ...
... emigrating (leaving the country). Those who somehow got through were easily accepted as immigrants (entering the country) in West Berlin, practically a western government surrounded by socialism. This wasn't as easy as it sounds since between the wall and the true boundary was an area known as the "death strip" which came with orders to shoot to kill any trespassers. Enough history, back to now. There is a portion of the wall remaining next to the Topography ...
... tour guide was quite entertaining and told us that the people staying in the bunkers had to watch their tongue in case an enemy spy was with them or in case they said something wrong and a Nazi was nearby. That didn't stop their humour though. Apparently a common joke was: what does a pessimist carry in his suitcase? (Everyone brought a suitcase to the bunker with them that contained their valuables) Answer: A Russian dictionary. After the tour, it ...
... and destruction had spread during the War. It can't be said that we enjoyed the museum, but I think it was really important to have learned about it all.
We were exhausted after the museum, so we walked back to the hostel via the Brandenburg Gate - which was beautiful lit up in the dark - and relaxed for a while in our room. We talked lots about what we had seen in the museum, and reflected upon what we had learned. We were really hungry at ...