Posts tagged Berlin

A lion statue at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. 
© J. Atamanuk, 05.22.2012

A lion statue at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. 

© J. Atamanuk, 05.22.2012

Inside the Berliner Dom in Berlin, Germany. 
© J. Atamanuk, 05.14.2012

Inside the Berliner Dom in Berlin, Germany. 

© J. Atamanuk, 05.14.2012

The ceiling of the Berliner Dom in Berlin, Germany. 
© J. Atamanuk, 19.02.2012

The ceiling of the Berliner Dom in Berlin, Germany. 

© J. Atamanuk, 19.02.2012

This day in history (February 27, 1933): The German Reichstag building is destroyed by a fire. This event was a major turning point in German history as it was used by the Nazi Party as a pretext for state repression. 
The Nazis blamed Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe for starting the fire. Nazi leader and Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, used the fire as evidence that the Communists were beginning a plot against the German government. As a result, all civil liberties were suspended and members of the Communist Party were arrested. With them gone, the Nazis were able to fill their seats and become a majority in parliament.
Historians are divided as to whether Van der Lubbe acted alone or whether the arson was planned and ordered by the Nazis. 

This day in history (February 27, 1933): The German Reichstag building is destroyed by a fire. This event was a major turning point in German history as it was used by the Nazi Party as a pretext for state repression. 

The Nazis blamed Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe for starting the fire. Nazi leader and Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, used the fire as evidence that the Communists were beginning a plot against the German government. As a result, all civil liberties were suspended and members of the Communist Party were arrested. With them gone, the Nazis were able to fill their seats and become a majority in parliament.

Historians are divided as to whether Van der Lubbe acted alone or whether the arson was planned and ordered by the Nazis. 

The main gate at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany.
© J. Atamanuk, 19.02.2012

The main gate at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany.

© J. Atamanuk, 19.02.2012

A building at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany (outside Berlin). 
© J. Atamanuk, 05.01.2012

A building at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany (outside Berlin). 

© J. Atamanuk, 05.01.2012

The exterior of Marienkirche in Berlin, Germany. 
© J. Atamanuk, 02.06.2011

The exterior of Marienkirche in Berlin, Germany. 

© J. Atamanuk, 02.06.2011

Writing on the Berlin Wall, 09/11/89 (via lapetitecoccinelle)

Writing on the Berlin Wall, 09/11/89 (via lapetitecoccinelle)

Walking on the roof of the Berliner Dom in Berlin, Germany. 
© J. Atamanuk, 04.11.2010

Walking on the roof of the Berliner Dom in Berlin, Germany. 

© J. Atamanuk, 04.11.2010

The book burning memorial in Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany. On 10 May 1933, the Nazi Party, members of the SA (“brownshirts”), SS, Nazi students and Hitler Youth groups held a book burning ceremony. They burned around 20,000 books, including works by Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine and Karl Marx.
Today a memorial by Micha Ullman consisting of a glass plate set into the cobbles, giving a view of empty bookcases, commemorates the book burning. Furthermore, a line of Heinrich Heine is engraved, stating “Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen” (“Where they burn books, they ultimately burn people”).
© J. Atamanuk, 30.10.2010

The book burning memorial in Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany. On 10 May 1933, the Nazi Party, members of the SA (“brownshirts”), SS, Nazi students and Hitler Youth groups held a book burning ceremony. They burned around 20,000 books, including works by Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine and Karl Marx.

Today a memorial by Micha Ullman consisting of a glass plate set into the cobbles, giving a view of empty bookcases, commemorates the book burning. Furthermore, a line of Heinrich Heine is engraved, stating “Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen” (“Where they burn books, they ultimately burn people”).

© J. Atamanuk, 30.10.2010

Inside the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. If you are going to visit a museum in the city, see this one! 
© J. Atamanuk, 26.09.2010

Inside the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. If you are going to visit a museum in the city, see this one! 

© J. Atamanuk, 26.09.2010