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Fritz Thyssen at his Spruchkammerverfahren in Königstein im Taunus (August 17, 1948)

Fritz Thyssen at his Spruchkammerverfahren in Königstein im Taunus (August

Westberliner beobachten den Mauerbau am 13.August 1961

Westberliner beobachten den Mauerbau am 1961

Peasant women and commissar with horses

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Black market activity in Berlin, circa 1945-Shortages resulted in a thriving black market. Nearly anything was available on the black market for a price or barter. There was massive inflation in food prices by the end of the war.  Officially, selling and buying goods on the black market might result in a death sentence but there was widespread corruption and Nazi officials often turned a blind eye in return for bribes in cash or goods.

The difficult times and poor economy lead to a rampant and blatant black market, as shown by this picture of people clamoring over a black market seller.

German women leaving the baker's shop with arms full of bread. White bread has arrived in Berlin for the first time since the end of the war and is being distributed by the US authorities.

German women leaving the baker's shop with arms full of bread. White bread has arrived in Berlin for the first time since the end of the war and is being distributed by the US authorities.

Young People in Front of a Cinema in Hamburg-St. Pauli (1948)

Youths who remembered the Hitler Youth Organizations, sometimes refused to join the newer youth organizations. The youths formed cliques and often saw American Films. These youths were protesting the pressure of society.

German Fräuleins [Young Ladies] and American Soldiers on a Rollercoaster 1945 [590x389] #HistoryPorn #history #retro http://ift.tt/1TP7u7R

African American soldiers in Post-World War II Germany (with images) · ckodua · Storify

The Population of Burgsteinfurt is Escorted to a Film about the Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald Concentration Camps (May 30, 1945) To "re-educate" members of the German population, Allied occupation forces showed them films made in the liberated concentration camps. Shown in several places, these so-called atrocity pictures aimed to document the criminal character of the Nazi regime and to awaken feelings of individual and collective guilt among the people.

The Population of Burgsteinfurt is Escorted to a Film about the Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald Concentration Camps (May I liked this photo because it shows the Allies' attempt to educate the German population on the atrocities of WWII

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