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

Berlin, in may well 1945: global struggle II is over in Europe. The Soviet military has conquered Berlin, a urban decreased to rubble, and now less than martial legislations. squaddies from the US, nice Britain, and France will circulation in a couple of months later. damaged tanks and makeshift barricades are littering the streets, tenements and church buildings have been become 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 useless horses for meals, girls are buying and selling garments for survival, and kids are left to their very own units within the ruins. And the victors, Russian infantrymen of the purple military, glance as a lot exhausted because the defeated. those infrequent photos were taken by means of photographers of the pink military and by way 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 additionally survival and rebuilding.

Dr. Michael Brettin, born 1964, studied background, Politics and Slavistics and graduated with a PhD in background from Hamburg college. 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). presently, he features 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 along 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 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 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 photograph editor of the paper. this 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 nations, often for the hot York occasions. He used to be leader of the Berlin bureau among 1990 and 1996. this day, he's a traveling fellow at Brown collage. His most up-to-date ebook is “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their mystery international War.”

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