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

Berlin, in may perhaps 1945: global conflict II is over in Europe. The Soviet military has conquered Berlin, a urban decreased to rubble, and now lower than martial legislation. squaddies from the US, nice Britain, and France will movement in a number of months later. damaged tanks and makeshift barricades are littering the streets, tenements and church buildings have been changed into bombed-out shells, tunnels were flooded and teach tracks destroyed. German infantrymen are been hauled off to POW-camps in Siberia, whereas outdated males are slicing up lifeless horses for nutrients, girls are buying and selling garments for survival, and youngsters are left to their very own units within the ruins. And the victors, Russian infantrymen of the pink military, glance as a lot exhausted because the defeated. those infrequent photos were taken by means of photographers of the pink military and via 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 historical past, Politics and Slavistics and graduated with a PhD in historical past from Hamburg college. His dissertation tested the nationality query within the Soviet Union below Gorbachev. he's additionally a graduate of the Hamburg college of Journalism (Henri-Nannen-Schule). at the moment, he capabilities as a piece editor for the day-by-day newspaper ,,Berliner Kurier”. His paintings at the heritage of The Berlin Wall used to be released in twelve matters and as undefined. He lives together 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 international struggle II, he labored as a photographer for the propaganda corporation of the Wehrmacht corporation 689. After 1945, he took images 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 couple of 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 photograph editor of the paper. at the present time, 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 nations, as a rule for the hot York instances. He was once leader of the Berlin bureau among 1990 and 1996. this day, he's a traveling fellow at Brown collage. His most modern publication is “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their mystery international War.”

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