Second World war Concentration Camp

World War 2

People leaving their families and go to war
Many people had to leave their families and go to war

Second World War The deadliest conflict in human history

World War II, which began in 1939 and ended in 1945, was the deadliest and most destructive war in history, claiming the lives of more than 50 million people. Adolf Hitler started the war in 1939 when his German forces invaded Poland. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany on September 3. The war between the U.S.S.R. and Germany began on June 22, 1941, with Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. The war in the Pacific began on December 7/8, 1941, when Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor and other American, Dutch, and British military installations throughout Asia. The Allied landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944, opened a second front in Europe, and Germany’s abortive offensive at the Ardennes in the winter of 1944–45 marked the Third Reich’s final push in the west. The Red Army advanced from the east and effectively claimed all the territory under its control for the Soviet sphere. The Allied armies converged on Berlin. Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, and the war in Europe ended on May 8.

Dachau Concentration camp
History is still alive for example at the Dachau Concentration camp

Monuments, History & Remember­ing

Till today architecture, building, institutions, and monuments remind the people on this very dark time of German history and its consequences like the berlin Wall. KZ- memorial side keep up the remembering of the deaths of millions of Jewish lives. Bunkers like Eagles Nest and military complexes Bentler block give even today an idea of this terrifying times. Rebuild institutions provide the history and authentic museum like the Spy Museum or Bridge give an idea what the “Cold War” was all about.

Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Family Ancestry

For centuries migration has affected and changed the destiny of humanity. There is hardly anything that is more fascinating for people and societies as the personal memories of the emigrants and immigrants. Discover untold life stories of brave women and men from Europe and the world, as well as the everyday life of emigrants: in the country of arrival and the history of Federal Republic through the eyes of immigrants at the German Emigration Museum in Bremen. Discovering the roots may bring you family history tailing back to Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

Refugee family with lugagge
Memorial in Berlin

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