Berlin 1945 - Brettin, Michael
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Berlin, in May 1945: World War II is over in Europe. The Soviet army has conquered Berlin, a city reduced to rubble, and now under martial law. Soldiers from America, Great Britain, and France will move in a few months later. Broken tanks and makeshift barricades are littering the streets, tenements and churches were turned into bombed-out shells, tunnels have been flooded and train tracks destroyed. German soldiers are been hauled off to POW-camps in Siberia, while old men are cutting up dead horses for food, women are trading clothing for survival, and children are left to their own devices…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Berlin, in May 1945: World War II is over in Europe. The Soviet army has conquered Berlin, a city reduced to rubble, and now under martial law. Soldiers from America, Great Britain, and France will move in a few months later. Broken tanks and makeshift barricades are littering the streets, tenements and churches were turned into bombed-out shells, tunnels have been flooded and train tracks destroyed. German soldiers are been hauled off to POW-camps in Siberia, while old men are cutting up dead horses for food, women are trading clothing for survival, and children are left to their own devices in the ruins. And the victors, Russian soldiers of the Red Army, look as much exhausted as the defeated. These rare pictures have been taken by photographers of the Red Army and by Germans in their employ immediately after the surrender. They are published for the first time in the United States, allowing a glimpse into an era of destruction and desperation, but also survival and rebuilding.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Berlinica Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 5029417
  • Nachdruck
  • Seitenzahl: 215
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 282mm x 215mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 612g
  • ISBN-13: 9783960260141
  • ISBN-10: 3960260148
  • Artikelnr.: 48470127
Autorenporträt
Brettin, Michael
Dr. Michael Brettin, born 1964, studied History, Politics and Slavistics and graduated with a PhD in History from Hamburg University. His dissertation examined the nationality question in the Soviet Union under General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. He is also a graduate of the Hamburg School of Journalism, the Henri-Nannen-Schule. Currently, he works as a managing editor of the Sunday issue of Berliner Kurier. His writings on the history of the Berlin Wall was published in twelve issues and as a magazine. He lives with his wife, his daughter and his son in Berlin.

Kroh, Peter
Peter Kroh, born in 1950, has worked as a photo reporter for a number of East German newspapers, among them Junge Welt in Berlin, and Thüringer Allgemeine. In 1995, after the Berlin Wall had come down, he moved to the German capital to work for Berliner Kurier. Kroh became the photo editor of the paper. Today, he is retired. He lives in a small town near Berlin.

Kinzer, Stephen
Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries, mostly for the New York Times. He was chief of the Berlin bureau between 1990 and 1996. Today, he is a visiting fellow at Brown University. His most recent book is "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War."

Donath, Otto
Otto Donath was born in Berlin in 1898. During World War II, he worked as a photographer for the propaganda company of the Wehrmacht company 689. After 1945, he took pictures first for the Soviet army, later for a number of newspapers and magazines in East Berlin, among them Neue Berliner Illustrierte and Für Dich. He died in 1971, in Berlin.