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

Berlin, in may perhaps 1945: international conflict II is over in Europe. The Soviet military has conquered Berlin, a urban decreased to rubble, and now below martial legislation. squaddies from the US, nice Britain, and France will circulate 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 educate tracks destroyed. German infantrymen are been hauled off to POW-camps in Siberia, whereas previous males are slicing up lifeless horses for nutrition, ladies 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 crimson military, glance as a lot exhausted because the defeated. those infrequent photos were taken via photographers of the crimson military and by means of Germans of their hire instantly after the quit. 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 heritage from Hamburg collage. His dissertation tested the nationality query within the Soviet Union less than Gorbachev. he's additionally a graduate of the Hamburg university 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 was once released in twelve concerns and as undefined. He lives together with his spouse, his daughter and his son in Berlin.

About Otto Donath
Otto Donath was once born in Berlin in 1898. in the course of international battle II, he labored as a photographer for the propaganda corporation of the Wehrmacht corporation 689. After 1945, he took photographs 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. 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 lined greater than 50 nations, generally for the hot York instances. He used to be leader of the Berlin bureau among 1990 and 1996. at the present time, he's a traveling fellow at Brown collage. His most up-to-date booklet is “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their mystery global War.”

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