Monday, January 9, 2012

Fred Ramage and George Konig - "Women in the Rubble" Berlin 1945

The Trummerfrauen ("rubble women") would form human chains to pass usable bricks to a collection point where they were cleaned and stacked. Here, women clean up in Dresden in 1946 in the shadow of the wrecked Roman Catholic cathedral.

Günter Grass immortalized th Trümmerfrauen in a poem. One of the stanzas reads: 
"Berlin lies strewn about, Dust blows up, then a lull again, The great rubble woman will be canonized."

thanks to the Retronaut Blog

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