New PDF release: Berlin 1945: World War II: Photos of the Aftermath

By Michael Brettin,Peter Kroh,Eva Schweitzer,Steven Kinzer,Otto Donath,Cindy Opitz

Berlin, in may well 1945: global conflict II is over in Europe. The Soviet military has conquered Berlin, a urban lowered to rubble, and now less than martial legislations. squaddies from the US, nice Britain, and France will circulate in a couple of months later. damaged tanks and makeshift barricades are littering the streets, tenements and church buildings have been became bombed-out shells, tunnels were flooded and teach tracks destroyed. German squaddies are been hauled off to POW-camps in Siberia, whereas outdated males are slicing up useless horses for nutrition, girls are buying and selling garments for survival, and youngsters are left to their very own units within the ruins. And the victors, Russian squaddies of the crimson military, glance as a lot exhausted because the defeated. those infrequent images were taken by means of photographers of the pink military and through Germans of their hire instantly after the hand over. they're released for the 1st time within the usa, permitting a glimpse into an period of destruction and desperation, but in addition survival and rebuilding.

Dr. Michael Brettin, born 1964, studied heritage, Politics and Slavistics and graduated with a PhD in heritage from Hamburg college. His dissertation tested the nationality query within the Soviet Union lower than Gorbachev. he's additionally a graduate of the Hamburg tuition of Journalism (Henri-Nannen-Schule). at present, he features as a bit editor for the day-by-day newspaper ,,Berliner Kurier”. His paintings at the historical past of The Berlin Wall used to be released in twelve matters and as undefined. He lives along with his spouse, his daughter and his son in Berlin.

About Otto Donath
Otto Donath used to be born in Berlin in 1898. in the course of global conflict II, he labored as a photographer for the propaganda corporation of the Wehrmacht corporation 689. After 1945, he took photos first for the Soviet military, later for a couple of newspapers and magazines in East Berlin, between them Neue Berliner Illustrierte and Für Dich. He died in 1971, in Berlin.

About Peter Kroh
Peter Kroh, born in 1950, has labored as a photograph reporter for a few East German newspapers, between them Junge Welt in Berlin, and Thüringer Allgemeine. In 1995, after the Berlin Wall had come down, he moved to the German capital to paintings for Berliner Kurier. Kroh turned the picture editor of the paper. this present day, he's retired. He lives in a small city close to Berlin.

About Stephen Kinzer
Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning international correspondent who has coated greater than 50 international locations, often for the recent York instances. He was once leader of the Berlin bureau among 1990 and 1996. this present day, he's a traveling fellow at Brown college. His newest e-book is “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their mystery international War.”

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