Visiting the Forbidden City – level 1
In Germany, tourists can see something new. They can see a secret Nazi compound called the ‘Forbidden City’. They cannot go alone. They must go in groups with a guide.
The compound is a secret in WWII. It is inside of a forest. It is behind a fence. The Nazis plan WWII there. They use the underground bunkers to hide.
The Soviet Union is in charge of East Germany after WWII. The Soviet Union also uses the compound. Its 40,000 soldiers stay there. In 1994, the Soviets leave. They take everything.
Difficult words: compound (a group of buildings in one area and a wall around all of it), forbidden (you cannot see or visit something forbidden), bunker (a partly underground place for the army), the Soviet Union (Communist Russia).
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