30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s

West Berlin (German: Berlin (West) or West-Berlin) was a political enclave which comprised the western part of Berlin during the years of the Cold War. Although not a part of the Federal Republic of Germany, West Berlin aligned itself politically in 1949 and after with it and was directly or indirectly represented in its federalContinue reading “30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

40 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Berlin in the Mid-1960s

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3.7 million inhabitants make it the European Union’s most populous city, according to population within city limits. One of Germany’s sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg’s capital. Berlin’s urban area,Continue reading “40 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Berlin in the Mid-1960s”

Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front

The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël; Dutch: Kerstbestand) was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of the First World War around Christmas 1914. The truce occurred five months after hostilities had begun. Lulls occurred in the fighting as armies ran out of men and munitions and commanders reconsideredContinue reading “Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front”

29 Incredible Photographs of the 1945 Dresden Bombing and its Aftermath

The bombing of Dresden was a British-American aerial bombing attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, during World War II. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air ForcesContinue reading “29 Incredible Photographs of the 1945 Dresden Bombing and its Aftermath”

22 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Berlin in 1953

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3.7 million inhabitants make it the European Union’s most populous city, according to population within city limits. One of Germany’s sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg’s capital. Berlin’s urban area,Continue reading “22 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Berlin in 1953”

55 Fascinating Photographs Showing Life in East Germany in the Mid-1970s

During the Cold War and following the construction of the Berlin Wall, many parts of the world had few ways of fully ascertaining what life was like in East Germany. Indeed, the Eastern Bloc state was isolated from the West in both physical and ideological senses for decades. Aided substantially by the Internet, years afterContinue reading “55 Fascinating Photographs Showing Life in East Germany in the Mid-1970s”

Eva Braun’s Life in Pictures: 20 Rarely Seen Photos of Adolf Hitler’s Wife From LIFE Magazine

These photographs from Eva Braun’s personal picture albums reveal new dimensions of the woman who was Adolf Hitler’s longtime girlfriend and, in their last, frantic hours together, his wife. Braun became the central woman in Hitler’s life after the 1931 suicide of Geli Raubal, the future Führer’s 23-year-old niece (and rumored lover). By all accounts,Continue reading “Eva Braun’s Life in Pictures: 20 Rarely Seen Photos of Adolf Hitler’s Wife From LIFE Magazine”

69 Amazing Photos Showing Berlin in the Aftermath of the Great War in the 1920s

After the devastation of the Great War, cultural life blossomed and reached its heyday in Berlin. The city became the third largest municipality in the world. The city was packed with bars, restaurants, dance halls, cabaret theaters offering risque shows, and huge cinemas with full-sized symphony orchestras providing live musical accompaniment to the silent films.Continue reading “69 Amazing Photos Showing Berlin in the Aftermath of the Great War in the 1920s”

Operation Barbarossa in 50 Stunning Images

Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) also known as the German invasion of the Soviet Union was the code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany and some of its Axis allies, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany’s ideological goalContinue reading “Operation Barbarossa in 50 Stunning Images”

As the Allies Approached Berlin, Citizens Did Their Best to Take Care of Berlin Zoo’s Animals

Opened on 1 August 1844, the Zoologischer Garten Berlin was the first zoo in Germany. The aquarium opened in 1913. The first animals were donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, from the menagerie and pheasantry of the Tiergarten. The nearby U-Bahn station was opened the same year. During World War II, the zooContinue reading “As the Allies Approached Berlin, Citizens Did Their Best to Take Care of Berlin Zoo’s Animals”