In spring 1941 German forces entered Greece and Yugoslavia. The invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 continued the war of annihilation in the East. World War Two in Europe ended 75 years ago, on the night of 8/9 May 1945, with the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht in Berlin-Karlshorst. The war cost the lives of at least 50 million people, both civilians and soldiers. The memory of German occupation continues to define the countries affected.
The exhibition by the Permanent Conference of National Socialist Memorial Sites in the Berlin Area showcases the events in Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France and Great Britain as well as their commemoration on 10 panel boards.