Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ernst Thälmann Park

He was the leader of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) during much of the Weimar Republic. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1933 and held in solitary confinement for eleven years, before being shot in Buchenwald on Adolf Hitler's orders in 1944.

In 1986  the East German government set up plans for an "inhabited park", including a memorial, a public pool, a planetarium, a school and a housing estate for 4.000 residents.

The park was also used to celebrate the 750 years of Berlin by the DDR government.

More infos: WIKI (german)

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/gfndg

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