Soviet Memorial in the Tiergarten

Sowjetisches Ehrenmal (Mitte)

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.