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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

Soviet war memorial, 1950

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 22, 2018

Henry Toluzzi ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, May, 1950: Visitors crowd the steps of the Soviet war memorial in Berlin's Treptower Park. The statue of a soldier carrying a German girl while standing atop a crushed swastika was completed in the late 1940s as the centerpiece of a burial ground for 5,000 Soviet troops killed in the World War II battle for Berlin.
 

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