Oded Szabo-Melamed was born in Israel in 1959. He joined the Israeli army in 1978 and served both in the regular forces and the reserve forces earning the rank of a major.

Oded later studied Pharmacology and also has a Masters degree in Management from Boston University.

In his daily life he is a pharmacist, and lives in Israel with his wife and four children.

Oded loves Berlin and was surprised to find out that there is very little information about sites in Berlin with a “Nazi” history. He and his son Omer undertook the challenge of creating a comprehensive and detailed guide about sites in Berlin that are related to World War II –  sites that can be visited and seen today.

Many thousands of original pictures were taken by Omer with supporting and guiding information written by Oded.

The result is a unique guide for both history lovers and for anyone who wants to tour Berlin.

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Berlin: then and today: Third Reich sites in today’s Berlin Part 1

"Berlin: then and today" series of guides provide comprehensive and practical information about sites related to Nazi Germany in Berlin. The focus is on sites and places where authentic remains still exist today from that dark era.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a tourist for a few days or just someone wanting to see Berlin in a new light–there's something in these guides for you.

The guides will clearly direct you to places where you can see and feel what survived from Berlin's darkest past. It's a straightforward and highly focused series of guides.

The guide's chapters hold many lists of sites. Each chapter starts with a short overview of the relevant subject.

For each site you'll be equipped with a brief explanation, the site's address ("Street" in German is "Strasse" and it is often written: "Straße") and its Google Maps address, and a "Getting there" section using Berlin's public transportation system (the Bahn system). These books have many original pictures that will help you get the most out of your tour.

So what are you waiting for-start exploring!

Berlin: then and today: Third Reich sites in today’s Berlin Part 2

"Berlin: then and today" series of guides provide comprehensive and practical information about sites related to Nazi Germany in Berlin. The focus is on sites and places where authentic remains still exist today from that dark era.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a tourist for a few days or just someone wanting to see Berlin in a new light–there's something in these guides for you.

The guides will clearly direct you to places where you can see and feel what survived from Berlin's darkest past. It's a straightforward and highly focused series of guides.

The guide's chapters hold many lists of sites. Each chapter starts with a short overview of the relevant subject.

For each site you'll be equipped with a brief explanation, the site's address ("Street" in German is "Strasse" and it is often written: "Straße") and its Google Maps address, and a "Getting there" section using Berlin's public transportation system (the Bahn system). These books have many original pictures that will help you get the most out of your tour.

So what are you waiting for-start exploring!

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