Germany 1945 – The Last Months of the War

Topography of Terror

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By January 1945, with the failure of the last major German offensive in the Ardennes, it was clear to everybody that Germany had lost the war it had begun in 1939. But instead of surrendering, Hitler’s government continued fighting the war and mobilised all its available reserves. It deliberately calculated on the death of countless people and the total destruction of its own country. While massively stepping up the terror campaign against groups that were already persecuted, it increasingly targeted members of its own society as well. In those chaotic final months of the war the people lived in a permanent state of tension caused by destruction and terror, confusion and fear of the future. Everyone had a daily struggle to survive.
The special exhibition ”Germany 1945 – The Last Months of the War“ was first shown at the Topography of Terror Documentation Centre in 2015. It is presented again now to mark the 75th anniversary since the Second World War ended in Europe.

Topography of Terror
Niederkirchnerstraße 8
10963 Berlin

+49 (30) 25 45 09 50
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 25 45 09 70
+49 (30) 25 45 09 99
Monday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

The documentation center and all its exhibition areas – both inside and outside – have reopened for visitors. Open daily 10:00 - 18:00.

Access via the entrance on Niederkirchnerstraße; the entrance on Wilhelmstraße will remain closed for the time being.

Please observe the distancing rules and coughing etiquette; we recommend that you wear a mouth and nose mask in outdoor areas; it is compulsory in the building. In case of acute respiratory diseases, we kindly ask that you refrain from visiting the center.

The library will remain closed until further notice. Events, guided tours and seminars cannot be conducted at this time.

Free entrance
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 25 45 09 70
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