"What happened 17 June?" Top 5 Page for this destination History - Cold War Tip by matcrazy1

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by matcrazy1

There was wide boulevard east of Branderburg Gate which together with Unter den Linden formed east-west axis of Berlin. This street was widen by Hitler to room huge military Nazi parades.

The boulevard is called Straße des 17. Juni to commemorate events which happened on 17 June 1953. On that day
workers from East Berlin rised against Soviet authorities which occupied so called East Germany. They demanded free elections, removing borders divided two German states and freedom for political prisoners. The Soviet forces killed unknown number of Germans (200 - 400) during bloody fights. Futhermore 21 Berliners and 18 Soviet soldiers were accused of "moral capitulation on demonstraters".

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2004
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