WATCH: Site of the post-WWII Potsdam Conference

One of the most important events of the 20th century happened here.

In the the summer of 1945, Cecilienhof Palace was the site of the Potsdam Conference between the U.S., Soviet Union, and Great Britain.

“The Big Three,” Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin and their delegations met to decide the reshaping of Europe after the defeat of Germany in World War II.

This is also where Truman gave the order to drop the atomic bombs on Japan to end the war.

The English Tudor-style country house was completed in 1917 and was the last palace built by the Hohenzollern royal family of Prussia.


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