Permanent exhibition

Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II

Blick in die Dauerausstellung: Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene
View of the permanent exhibition, “Soviet prisoners of war” themed room
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst | Foto: Thomas Bruns

The Second World War began on 1 September 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. It ended on 8 May 1945 in Europe and on 2 September 1945 in Asia. Never before had more people been killed and greater destruction been caused in a war. This applies in particular to the war of annihilation that the German Reich waged against the Soviet Union from 22 June 1941.

It shows the war from both the German and Soviet perspective. In addition to texts, historical photos, everyday objects and written documents, people with their individual biographies are presented.

The exhibition also focuses on the consequences of the Second World War, which continue to this day.

Information on the exhibition