On May 8, 2015 the end of WWII in Europe had its 70th anniversary. "May 45 – Spring in Berlin" was a conceptualized project by Kulturprojekte Berlin in conjunction with the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europethe German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst and the Berliner Unterwelten e.V. (Society for Exploration and Documentation of Subterranean Architecture).

Berlin was a destroyed city in the spring of 1945. The war and the Nazi regime had left deep wounds – not just on the city itself. It was home to Berliners, soldiers and former victims of the Nazi era, including former fugitives, newly-liberated slave laborers and survivors of the concentration camps, as well as refugees. The end of war meant something different for each of these groups and yet the future was uncertain for them all. The exhibition "May '45 – Spring in Berlin" explored how this society rebuilt and reorganized itself to survive after the German capitulation with an open-air-exhibition in Berlin’s urban space between Anhalter Bahnhof und Nordbahnhof; moreover a discovery tour by the Berliner Unterwelten e.V. and a programme of guided tours set up specifically for children and young people by the Museum Service Berlin.

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