Berlin Authorities Shut Down Museum After WWII Ordinance Found


Berlin’s Jewish Museum has been closed for the day and the area around it evacuated as authorities work to remove a World War II bomb found in the vicinity.

The 250 kilogram American bomb was unearthed during construction work in the German capital Friday.

The popular museum was closed Sunday as were portions of two subway lines as experts worked to defuse and remove it, and 11,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes as a precaution.

World War II-era bombs are still commonly found in Germany’s cities, even 70 years after the end of the conflict.


  • Dana Garcia

    Bomb litter is the worst.

  • canminuteman

    The word is “ordnance”. “Ordinance” means what we Canadians would call a By-law.

    Ordnance means –
    1. cannon or artillery.
    2. military weapons with their equipment, ammunition, etc.
    3. the branch of an army that procures, stores, and issues, weapons,munitions, and combat vehicles and maintains arsenals for their development and testing.

  • Must have been the construction site immediately behind the museum. I was there a few months ago and wondered what will be unearthed once they start digging.