Trümmerfrau

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Recent BBC audio, part of the BBC's "Witness" series: BBC World Service - Witness, Berlin's Rubble Women

    "At the end of WW2 much of Germany's capital had been destroyed by bombing and artillery. Almost half of all houses and flats had been damaged and a million Berliners were homeless. Caroline Wyatt has been speaking to Helga Cent-Velden, one of the women tasked with helping clear the rubble to make the city habitable again."

    There's also a similar example here: BBC Radio 4 - Germany: Memories of a Nation, Out of the Rubble

    Out of the Rubble

    Neil MacGregor talks to a Trümmerfrau, a woman who cleared rubble from the streets of Berlin in 1945, and focuses on a sculpture by Max Lachnit, a portrait of a Trümmerfrau made from hundreds of pieces of rubble.

    Neil also examines the role the launch of the Deutsch Mark played in the re-building of Germany.

    Producer Paul Kobrak.
     

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