Visiting the Forbidden City – level 2

16-05-2022 15:00

In Germany, tourists can go on organised tours to visit a secret Nazi compound called the ‘Forbidden City’. Both the Nazis and the Soviets used the complex.

The complex stayed secret inside of a forest and behind a fence. The Nazis hid underground bunkers in homes where they planned much of WWII here.

After WWII, the Soviet Union was in charge of East Germany. The Soviet Union used the compound as a home for its 40,000 soldiers. In 1994, the Russians left and took everything with them.

Difficult words: compound (a series of buildings in one area and a wall around all of it), Soviets (the name for Russians when Russia was a communist country), bunker (a partly underground place for the army).

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