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Article about: Not strictly speaking trench art or WW2 But a popular souvenir item with Soviet troops stationed in Berlin after the war. The design features the huge Soviet War Memorial which is in Treptow

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    Not strictly speaking trench art or WW2 But a popular souvenir item with Soviet troops stationed in Berlin after the war.

    The design features the huge Soviet War Memorial which is in Treptow Park, Berlin.



    This example has been well used over the years, which is what I like about it.

    I have also included a pic of the real memorial from my visit there in 2005.

    Some info about the design and the story behind it can be found here:

    Soviet War Memorial (Treptower Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    Cheers, Ade.
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    When I lived in Berlin I used to go hang out at Treptower Park allot. It's one of my favorite Architectural spaces. I also have that Cigarette Case. Found it at a thrift store here in the USA of all places!!

    It's a very powerful spot. What impressed me most was the mosaic mural inside the pedestal. The colors are amazing. It's like a Modernist Caravaggio painting - in tile!

    Oh - does your case still have the original straps to hold in the cigarettes? Mine are missing.

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    Hi, the elastic straps had perished in mine too.

    Here are a couple of pics of the mosaic and the Order of Victory set in the ceiling to remind you.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Danke Ade!

    Amazing isn't it? So 2005, had they finished the renovation of the park at that point? When I lived there in 2001 they had just started it but there were many delays.

    -Mike

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    Hi Mike, they were putting the finishing touches to it when we were there. The last of the paving slabs were being put back.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Damn! Took em long enough. I bet it only took the Soviets and DDR a couple years to build it. Is it true that they used the pink granite from Hitler's Chancellery?

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    Yes, the story about the granite is true.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    i see one piece of granite for sale in internet Here the pic :
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