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This image show the memory for the victim of the Holocaust in German society. After WWII, Jewish survivors began to take many memories in Germany, and Western Germany began to think about the criminal that Nazi regime did in past time.

Holocaust memorial in this is the earliest memorial I have seen of the holocaust and it is honoring the dead of that important, if disgusting, even in human history.

Wedding in the Heidenheim Camp (1946)

This image shows a Jewish marriage in the Heidenheim camps in After the WWII, Jewish was allowed to come back their motherland and gained a equal social status in western German society. This image is very important for this course, it directly show

On-Site Daycare at the Steelworks in Riesa (April 1951)- The number of daycare facilities for children aged three and younger rose from 61 in 1950 to 307 in 1955, bringing the number of individual daycare slots from around 1,050 in 1950 to 12,600 in 1955. The number of kindergartens for three- to six-year-olds (excluding seasonal facilities) also increased, from approximately 4,300 in 1949 to over 6,900 in 1955. As a result of the expanded daycare network, the share of women in the workforce…

With the advent of female employment in Eastern Germany daycare became a necessity.

Russian Language Class (1958)  The SED leadership worked hard to promote the GDR's relationship with the Soviet Union – a sort of "invented friendship." In particular, organizations such as the Society for German-Soviet Friendship organized study trips, language courses, and cultural events under the motto “Learning from the Soviet Union means learning how to win.” Russian was a compulsory subject in East German schools, although many students inwardly boycotted the language.

This image depicts the new language programs in German schools that promoted learning the Russian language. I chose this image because it shows how East Germany was attempting to show peace towards the Soviet Union.

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Three German women take a break during rubble-clearing operations in Berlin,

American jazz being played in Western Germany, in stark contrast to Hitler's "Degenerate Art Exhibits"

Permission to Ride a Bicycle (July 24, 1945) - An interesting document considering that riding a bicycle is such a common activity throughout most of Europe and here in the US.  The fact that it was so strictly regulated is something I find shocking.

Permission to Ride a Bicycle (July - An interesting document considering that riding a bicycle is such a common activity throughout most of Europe and here in the US. The fact that it was so strictly regulated is something I find shocking.

Entrance of the All-German Team during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Melbourne (November 22, 1956)-However, the situation changed in 1955, when the IOC "provisionally" recognized the GDR's National Olympic Committee on the condition that an all-German Olympic team be formed. From a Western point of view, an all-German team was preferable to an independent GDR team, if only as the lesser of two evils, and in 1956 all-German teams competed in the Winter Games in Cortina…

In all-German teams competed in the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. I chose this picture because it took a couple of years for people to be alright with the idea of an all-German team.

Everyday life in Warsaw during the war.  This family built a makeshift camp in front of the ruins of their burned-out home. Photo by U.S. photographer Julien Bryan.

Everyday life in Warsaw during the war. This family built a makeshift camp in front of the ruins of their burned-out home.

The Teachers and the Committee of the Jewish-Polish Volksschule.  R’ Menachem Dunowicz, the Municipal Dozor, sits in the center.

The Teachers and the Committee of the Jewish-Polish Volksschule. R’ Menachem Dunowicz, the Municipal Dozor, sits in the center.

A Soviet soldier dances the polka with a blonde, befurred German girl in central Berlin during the Christmas holiday celebration. December 25, 1945

A Soviet soldier dances the polka with a blonde, befurred German girl in central Berlin during the Christmas holiday celebration.

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Ruined Skyline The ruined skyline of an almost completely destroyed Berlin street. Berlin, Print from original negative.

Surviving Winter Shortages of Electricity and Heat (January 5, 1949)members of a Berlin family face the cold in their winter coats. They also employ a kerosene lamp in lieu of electricity. Photographer unknown.

Surviving Winter Shortages of Electricity and Heat (January of a Berlin family face the cold in their winter coats. They also employ a kerosene lamp in lieu of electricity.

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