Berlin, Spring, 1945

Everyone was out in the streets all the time, not least in search of news. Without a working postal and telephone service, all communication had to be done on foot . . . Documentary footage from the summer of 1945 in Berlin shows everyone charging about in all directions: Russian and American soldiers, German police, gangs of youths, families dragging their belongings through streets on handcarts, scruffy homecomers, invalids on crutches, smart-suited men, cyclists in collar and tie,

Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945 – 1955, pp. 42 – 43

One of the things self appreciates about Aftermath is that the author, Harald Jahner, has a very filmic eye.

Stay tuned.

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