Monday, September 20, 2010

Homeless In Berlin

Homeless persons living amid rubble in the streets of Berlin on 1 May 1945.

The Battle Of Berlin was not officially to end until the following day, and Germany was not to sign its official surrender until 7 May 1945. Nonetheless, the war, for all practical purposes, was over by May 1, and the persons in the photograph faced the unsettling prospects of attempting to rebuild their lives.

Their despair, no doubt, was profound.

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