“From Casablanca to Karlshorst” special exhibition

A special exhibition on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Casablanca and Karlshorst: These two places are linked by the Allied demand for unconditional surrender of Germany in the Second World War.

The Second World War in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. Two years earlier, at the conference in Casablanca in January 1943, the Allies set the common goal of war for the first time: the unconditional surrender of the German Empire and its allies, Italy and Japan. The final achievement of this war goal took place on May 8, 1945 in Berlin-Karlshorst.

The exhibition in Karlshorst – at the historic place of surrender – is dedicated to the last years of the World War. This war phase, particularly in the years 1944 and 1945, was characterized by an escalation of the Nazi terror.

The texts of the special exhibition are trilingual: German, Russian and English.

Admission is free.

Due to the measures to contain the corona pandemic, the exhibition will initially take place digitally. You can find more information on the website It is possible to go virtually through the exhibition. The highlights of the exhibition and the historical capitulation hall are presented in a 360-degree tour. In addition the curators present individual objects and give insights into the creation of the exhibition. There are also series of historical photos of the Surrender in Karlshorst and of the end of the war in Berlin 1945. Most of the offers are in five languages accessible: German, Russian, English, Ukrainian and French.

“From Casablanca to Karlshorst” special exhibition