Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Germany destroyed – Cologne 1945

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Series:

Der Neue Schulmann

Timeframe:

Zeitgeschichte

Scene of action:

Cologne

Illustrator:

unknown

Publisher:

Der Neue Schulmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1965

Themes:

War    European history   

Germany destroyed – Cologne 1945 The picture shows a bird'S-eye view of Cologne in the year 1945 after the destruction of the city.In the aftermath of the allied air strikes the city laid in ashes. What had been one of the most important industrial and trading cities of western German was a sea of debris now. You can see the Cologne Cathedral which was the only building of the city that remained fairly undamaged. The scale of devastation depicted in this picture is applicable to most of the industrial cities in Germany after 1945.