This Soviet memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal) designed by Lev Kerbel was officially unveiled in November 1945. Buried here are 2,500 Soviet soldiers who died in the fight to take Berlin; their military units are inscribed on columns. Six pillars symbolize the various branches of the armed forces, while the central pillar supports a bronze sculpture of a Red Army soldier with a fixed bayonet. Two artillery guns and two T-34 tanks flank the memorial.
Soviet Memorial in the Tiergarten
Bild: Wolfgang Bittner LDA