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In Pics: Berlin ’45

After the German surrender in May 1945, the citizens of Berlin set to work rebuilding their homes and lives
NOTHING IS SACRED The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stands in ruins, just one more casualty of the 67,000 tons of bombs dropped on Berlin during the war. They killed an estimated 125,000 civilians.
© ROBERT CAPA/© INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY/MAGNUM PHOTOS X2, GETTY X1, TOPFOTO X1

AT A GLANCE

World War II had a devastating impact on Berlin. People returned from the front line and internment camps with no idea where their families were or if they had a home to go back to. They also found that their city had been divided into sectors by the occupying powers – Britain, France, the US and the Soviet Union.

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