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Werner Bischof - GERMANY. 1946.
Mainz, a German family.1946
GERMANY. Berlin, children playing among the bomb rubble. 1946
GERMANY. Bonn. A mother breastfeeding her child as long as possible, to save him from malnutrition. 1946.
Cologne, children playing in the streets of the ruined city .1946
GERMANY. Saxe region. Town of Dresden. The poster on the wall translates as "No canons anymore". 1946.
Berlin. "Trummerfrauen" (femmes dans les décombres). Women whose job it was to clear the ruins and recuperate buildi
Berlin, explosion on a bridge
GERMANY. Berlin. Worker resting near the ruins of the Reichstag (City Hall). During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry were de...
Hamburg, the dockyards.1946.
GERMANY. Essen. The wreckage of the Krupp steel works. 1946.
GERMANY. Dresden. Martin Luther Memorial. 1946.
GERMANY. Berlin, the bombed German city. 1946
Cologne, school children in their playground.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry were destroyed. At the end of the war civilians, especially women, ...
GERMANY. Berlin. "Trümmerfrauen" (Women of the ruins). 1946.
GERMANY. Region of Rhénanie-Westphalie. Town of Köln. Boy playing amongst the ruins. 1946.
GERMANY. Region of Rhénanie-Westphalie. Town of Köln. Poster saying "Unity is the commandment of the hour". 1946.
Cologne.Looking down on the city ruins from the spires of the Cathedral (Dom).
GERMANY. Berlin. Brandenburg Gate. During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry were destroyed. At the end of the war, civilians ...
Essen, a mother and child enjoy the sun in the ruins of their home.1946
Mainz, a childrens hostel. 1946
Berlin, a worker relaxing in front of the Reichstag.
Cologne.School children waiting for the distribution of food by a Swiss aid programme.1946
Heidelberg, a street artist.
Dresden, women clearing debris inside a house destroyed during the allied bombings.1946.
GERMANY. Berlin. Kurfurstendamm. The Kaiser-Wilhem-Gedachtniskirche (the Kaiser Wilhem Memorial Church bombed during the war and never restored). 1946.
Halle, elderly man sitting among the ruins of the bombed city.1946
German farmers, area unidentified.1946
GERMANY. Aachen, a knitting group. 1946
Bonn, homeless families making use of old shelters.
GERMANY. Berlin, children playing with their scooters in the ruined streets of the city. 1946.
GERMANY. Frankfurt. 1946. A man looking at the ruined city.
Berlin, gathering of displaced persons awaiting relocation.1946
Cologne, the spires of the Cathedral among the bombed ruins of the war.1946
Berlin, a Dutch displaced mother and child awaiting repatriation.1946
GERMANY. Cologne. The war wrecked streets. 1946.
GERMANY. Berlin. Entrance to the ENSA, a theater for the troops. 1946.
GERMANY. Cologne, a view from the spires of the Cathedral looking down towards the tracks of the Central Station and the crossing of the Rhine, after war bombin
GERMANY. Berlin. At the end of the war many houses were completely destroyed. Survivors had to write their names and their new adresses on the walls, in order t...
GERMANY. Berlin, horses searching for food among the ruins. 1946.
GERMANY. Berlin. 1946.
Berlin, workers building a cobble street among the ruins.
GERMANY. Berlin. A blind newsvendor on a street corner. During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry were destroyed. At the end o...
Essen, the ruins of the Krupp industries.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. Elderly man recuperating bricks from the war rubble. 1946.
GERMANY. Berlin. Tiergarten (public park). The ruins of the Reichstag (City Hall). During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry w...
GERMANY. Berlin. Tiergarten. Collecting firewood. In the background: the Reichstag (City Hall). 1946.
Berlin, a group of displaced persons waiting to be repatriated with the help of a Swiss aid service.1946.
GERMANY. Dresden, clearing away the bomb ruins. 1946.
Berlin, The Victory Column, atop of it is hoisted a French flag.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. Tiergarten park. Man cutting down trees to be used as firewood. During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry wer...
Cologne, a group of German children in the British zone.1946.
GERMANY. Rhineland-Pfalz region. Town of Koblenz. Statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor of Germany between 1871 and 1888) upside down. 1946.
Berlin, the ruins of the Reichstag building. 1946
GERMANY. Cologne. A view of the Rhine river with city war-damage as seen from the spires of the Cathedral (Dom).
Berlin.The Spree river with barges
GERMANY. Region of Rhénanie-Westphalie. Town of Köln. Boats replacing bridges. 1946.
GERMANY. Berlin. "Monument". 1946.
Hamburg, ruins around the Rathaus (City Hall), 1946
Cologne, the spires of the Cathedral among the bomb ruined city.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. 1946. The Reichstag building.
Halle, 1st May celebrations 1946.
German farmers, location unidentified.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. A man repairing a telephone cable line. During the Second World War Berlin's entire centre and most of its industry were destroyed. At the end ...
GERMANY. Cologne.The interior of the bomb shattered Cathedral (Dom). 1946.
GERMANY. Rape field near Hanover. 1946.
Freiburg im Breisgau, boy playaing in a train carriage.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. 1st of May. 1946.
Women called "Trümmerfrauen" who help to clear away the rubble in the ruins of Berlin.
Bonn, a group of German mothers with war babies.1946
Cologne, the spires of the Cathedral and war ruins.1946
GERMANY. Berlin. 1946. The bombed out Reichstag building.
Cologne, school children in their playground. 1946
Cologne, the bombed ruins around the spires of the Cathedral.1946.
Cologne, children making a fire with scraps found in the ruined city.
Cologne.The ruined streets and Cathedral.
Cologne, a view from the spires of the Cathedral of the bomb ruined city.1946
Mainz, displaced family.1946
Berlin, war ruins and destruction.1946
Hamburg,Ruins of bombed city.1946
GERMANY. Leipzig, a woman traffic warden in front of the Central Station. 1946
Cologne.A hot meal caravan, before the bombed restaurants were restored.
GERMANY. Cologne. "Wine and bread". 1946.
Cologne, school children in their playground.1946
GERMANY. Bonn. The foot of a displaced person. 1946.
Leipzig, the war ruined city.
Berlin.,"Trummerfrauen" the women who work on clearing the street rubble and recuperating bricks for re-construction.
Berlin, the ruins of the Reichstag building.
Hamburg,the city was starting to clear the streets of bomb rubble.
GERMANY. Berlin. Children at a train station, waiting to be taken to Switzerland. They are wearing their name tags around their necks. 1946.
Dresden, a general view of the bomb ruined city.1946.
Cologne, a small company making clothes.1946
Berlin,official checking list of newly arrived displaced persons. 1946.
Berlin, relocation of displaced persons.1946
German landscape, unidentified
Mainz, streets cleared of bombing rubble.1946.
Berlin, the ruins of the Leipziger Strasse, people recuperating building bricks from the rubble.
Berlin, 07.30 am, people going to their work among the rubble of the bombed city, in the background the silhouette of the ruined REICHSTAG building...
Frankfurt am Main.The ruins of the city, and private vegetable patches.
Berlin. 1946. The 'Trümmerfrauen' were the women responsible for clearing the ruins.
Cologne, ruins of the war bombing.1946
Cologne. pedestrians and traffic near the destroyed main station.1946
Berlin, displaced people waiting for transport.
GERMANY. Man holding his ear. 1946.
GERMANY. Offenburg, children playing on a bridge over a canal. 1946
Dusseldorf, a small boy coming back with the bread ration.1946
GERMANY. Koblenz, sign indicating that the bridge is out of order and partially destroyed. 1946.