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Bebelplatz (Berlin)

This square on the boulevard “Unter den Linden” has been named after August Bebel since 1947, the co-founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Before 1947, the square was called "Opernplatz”, because the State Opera House is located there.

Next to the Opera House are the Royal Library (which today is used by the Humboldt University), the catholic St.Hedwigs Cathedral, and the Prinz-Heinrich-Palais. A memorial in the center of the square is a reminder of the book burning by the German National Socialists. On May 10th 1933, works from writers like Sigmund Freud, Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Arnold Zweig, and Kurt Tucholsky were burned right there. The National Socialists accused the writers of “non-morality and subversion”.

Date: 22nd May 2006 - 11.40 am
Number of Photos: 4
Definition: 2304 x 3456
Camera: Canon EOS 350D + Sigma 8mm
Software: PTGui, Photoshop, Pure Tools
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