Sandwiched In with Ron Brown - Karl Marx Allee in Berlin

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Join Professor Ron Brown for his ongoing series about the great avenues of the world as he explores the Karl Marx Allee in Berlin.  Out of the defeat of Hitler’s Germany, another dictator named Joseph Stalin decided to transform his half of the German Capital, Berlin, into a monument to the Communist victory of Nazism and a memorial to Stalin himself. Well over a mile long, Stalin Allee cut through the center of East Berlin, the grand boulevard was to be a communist utopia. Spacious and luxurious apartments for workers, shops, restaurants, a tourist hotel, one of the largest cinemas in the world, The Kino International, and monumental statues lined the Allee. Massive May Day parades and world communist celebrations were celebrated on the street. With the fall of Stalin the name was changed to Karl Marx Allee, a name it retains until today.  (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)

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