About the museum collection

Corporal Hans Uhlmann’s photo box, 1940s | Exhibit of the permanent exhibition in the chapter “Photography during the war”
©^Museum Berlin-Karlshorst | Thomas Bruns

The foundations of the museum collection were laid when the Russian troops left Germany in 1994. The majority of the objects from the former Soviet “surrender museum” were taken over on permanent loan, including the military technology in the museum’s garden. Since then, the collection has been continuously expanded.

A particular focus is on the German war of annihilation in the Soviet Union 1941-1945 and the Soviet defence. In addition, the museum has recently also been collecting objects related to the stay and withdrawal of Soviet/Russian troops in the GDR and reunified Germany.


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