German architecture 19th Century – what cities looked like before the bombing in two World Wars
Someone sent this to me on August 25, 2015:
BERLIN – VICTORIA PLATZ
BRESLAU – DOMBRUECKE & KREUZKIRCHE
BRESLAU – RINGSTRASSE – OSTSEITE
LUEBECK – MARKT – RATHAUS – MARIENKIRCHE
LUEBBECK – AN DER UNTER TRAVE
STETTIN – HAENGEBRUECKE
LEIPZIG – KONZERTHALLE UND BIBLIOTHEK
LEIBZIG – REICHSGERICHT
LEIPZIG – SIEGER DENKMAL
BRESLAU? – KAISER WILHELM DENKMAL
BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOETHEPLATZ MIT GUTENBERG & GOETHE DENKMAL
WUERZBURG NACH DEN BOMBEN HAMBURG – ALSTERARCADEN HAMBURG – ALSTER PAVILLON & HOTEL HAMBURGER HOF HAMBURG – ARKADEN UND HOTEL ST. PETERSBURG HAMBURG – JUNGFERNSTIEG HAMBURG HAMBURG – DOVENFLEHT HAMBURG – BROOSBRUECKE HAMBURG – JUNGFERNSTIEG MIT ALSTERPAVILION
HALLE / SAALE – MARKTPLATZ MIT HAENDEL DENKMAL
DRESDEN – HAUPTBAHNHOF
DRESDEN – ALTMARKT
DRESDEN – ALTSTADT
DRESDEN WAS ONCE CALLED “THE FLORENCE OF THE EAST” AND WAS PRIMARILY AN ART AND CULTURE CITY WITH ALMOST NO INDUSTRY TO WHICH PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FLOCKED. NO GERMANS DREAMED THAT IT WOULD BE ATTACKED, BY AN AIR RAID AND ALSO THERE WAS SABOTAGE, SO THERE WAS NO AIR RAID DEFENSE! THE PURPOSE OF THE “BRITISH” AND “AMERICANS” WAS DEFINITELY CULTURE DESTRUCTION AND MASS MURDER OF GERMAN CIVILIANS.
1 Million German Civilians Murdered with Bombs Directed Specifically at them as Targets!
A grandiose beauty throughout Germany that can never be found again in such splendor is lost. An international criminal gang that profits from wars and destruction of cultures and triumphs in power has arranged for this tragedy because they themselves do not value culture, just robbing, raping, murdering and money.
600,000 German refugees from Eastern Europe were in Dresden at the time of the bombing arriving with trains and buggies, and ca. 600,000 residents. 400,000 German civilians were murdered in Dresden between the eve of the 14th and the 15th by the bombing.
Almost all cities over 50,000 were bombed with heavy civilian targets!
English: During the second world war, all in all 1,400,000 tons of bombs were dropped on German cities. Of air-mines 68,000 pieces, of blast bombs 800,000, of delayed action bombs of various types 83,433,000 to kill the rescuers. (German Tragedy of Destiny)
German: Waehrend des 2. Weltkrieges, 1,400,000 Tonnen Bomben wurden auf Deutsche Staedte geworfen. Luft-Minen 68,000 Stuecke, Spreng Bomben 800,000; verzoegerte Explosionsbomben verschiedener Art, 83,433,000 um die Retter zu vernichten. (German Tragedy of Destiny)
English – City by City destruction – Bilder – Pictures:
Bombs for Valentine’s – post