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The captial of the Third Recih at the close of the war. Berlin during WWII - Allied bombing runs reduced most of it to rubble

Soviet soldiers hoisting the Soviet flag in Berlin, German. World War II, 1945.

Soviet soldiers hoisting the Soviet flag in Berlin, German. World War II, This shows the influence that The Soviet Union was trying to have over the rest of the world, and shows the Soviet communist flag.

Herbert List Traffic sign, Löwenbräukeller, Munich, 1946 From The Essential Herbert List: Photographs 1930-1972 (from liquidnight)

Herbert List Traffic sign, Löwenbräukeller, Munich, 1946 From The Essential Herbert List: Photographs (from liquidnight)

Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, Belgium, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. These men have been regrouped into security platoons for defense of the town.  The lead soldier is armed with an M3 .45 cal. sub-machine gun and an M1 Carbine over his shoulder.

Bastogne, België: Soldiers of the Infantry Division, U. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. World War II

1946-Aufraeumen in der Jaegerstrasse in Mitte.

1946 Berlin - Trümmerfrauen in der Jägerstraße (Bundesarchiv Bild

People escape through building windows to West Germany as the Berlin Wall is being built. August 1961.

people escape through building windows to west germany as the berlin wall is being built, august 1961 .

"New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria 1946 by grammardog, via Flickr  Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross.    This photo was published by Life magazine.

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

‘Rubble Women’, 1945-1949  ‘Trümmerfrau (literally translated as ruins woman or rubble woman) is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities of Germany and Austria.     Between 1945 and 1946, the Allied powers, in both West Germany and East Germany, ordered all women between 15 and 50 years of age to participate in the postwar cleanup.’

‘Rubble Women’, ‘Trümmerfrau (literally translated as ruins woman or rubble woman) is the German language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities of Germany and Austria.

A woman staggers under her load of firewood along the Unter den Linden, a street in Berlin, Germany, in September 1945. Heavily affected by World War II, the people of Berlin have no coal to heat their homes in the winter of 1945. They are allowed to go to Grunewald Woods, which is in the U.S. sector near Zellendorf, to collect wood. Stock Photo - Corbis

September A woman staggers under her load of faggots in Berlin, hoping that the wood will last out the winter. Since there was no coal to heat Berlin homes, they were permitted to go to the Grunewald woods in the US Sector near Zehlendorf to collect wood.

A sixteen-year-old German girl, who was captured on the front line. She was a cook for the Hitler Youth and worked at their camp. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A 16 year old German girl with a bundle & a 'Prisoner of War' label tied to her coat. She was captured, by Allied soldiers invading Germany, while trying to reach American (Allied) lines, and claims to have been a cook for the Hitler Jugend.

German soldier returns home in Frankfurt, only to find his family no longer there, and house bombed. 1946

A German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there. Frankfurt, 1946 - Photo by Tony Vaccaro

Adolf Hitler and his lovely dog, blondy

Adolf Hitler and his dog Blondi, date unknown. Hitler poisoned Blondi just before he committed suicide in April Not even the dog was spared.

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