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Karlshorst (literally meaning Karl's nest in German) is a district of Berlin.   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ...


Karlshorst has one of Berlin's metro stations and is a station on the Deutsche Bahn.   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ...


Karlshorst has a historically important background. In April 1945, as the Red Army approached the Reich's capital, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, commander of the 1st Belorussian Front, established his headquarters at Karlshorst. On May 9, the final German surrender was presented to Zhukov at Karlshorst by Colonel-General Hans-J├╝rgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine. Quite appropriately Karlshorst has been the home of the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst (Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst). April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Red Army flag The short forms Red Army and RKKA refer to the Workers and Peasants Red Army, (Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия - Raboche-Krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya in Russian), the armed forces organised by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Marshal (also spelled Marshall) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. ... Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgi Zhukov Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (Russian: Гео́ргий Константи́нович Жу́ков) (December 1, 1896 (N.S.); November 19, 1896 (O.S.)) - June 18, 1974), Soviet military commander and politician, considered by many as one of the most successful field commanders of World War II. // Prewar career Born into a peasant... The 1st Belorussian Front (alternative spellings are 1st Byelorussian Front and 1st Belarusian Front) was a Soviet Army Front during the Great Patriotic War. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Colonel General is a senior military rank which is used in some of the world’s militaries. ... The   Luftwaffe? (German: air force, IPA: [luftvafÉ™]) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (September 22, 1882 - October 16, 1946) was a German Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) and a senior military leader during World War II. Early life and career He was born in Helmscherode near Hanover, Germany, the son of Carl Keitel, a middle-class landowner. ... The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW (Wehrmacht High Command, Armed Forces High Command) was part of the command structure of the Nazi armed forces during World War II. In theory, it served as the military general staff for Adolf Hitlers Third Reich, coordinating the efforts of the German Army... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (Lord of the bay). ... Hans-Georg von Friedeburg (born July 15, 1895-died May 23, 1945) was the deputy commander of the U-Boat Force of Nazi germany, September 1941 until January 1943, Commanding Admiral of the U-Boat Force February 1943 until April 1945, and Commanding Admiral of the Kriegsmarine in May 1945... The Kriegsmarine (or War Navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ...


Karlshorst is also home of the German football team FC Karlshorst 1995, a rather obscure team playing in the lower leagues of the DFB. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The German Football Association (DFB) (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund) is the governing body of football in Germany. ...


See also

May 9, Soviet poster based on the famous photo of the Soviet flag being raised over the Reichstag in 1945. ...   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ...

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Karlshorst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (200 words)
Karlshorst has one of Berlin's metro stations and is a station on the Deutsche Bahn.
On May 9, the final German surrender was presented to Zhukov at Karlshorst by Colonel-General as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.
Karlshorst is also home of the German football team, a rather obscure team playing in the lower leagues of the DFB.
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