Post WWII, Daily Life, Recovery & Reconstruction, incidents and events

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Germany 1946-1949: Volkswagen brings the car to the people

The VW Beetle (Kaefer in German) was first called ‘Type 1’ and lead the models ranking during the second half of the forties, when production ramped up. Originally launched in 1938, the first 1,785 units of the model were produced in 1945 and by March 1946 the Wolfsburg factory produced around 1,000 units every month. The Beetle sold 8,184 units in Germany in 1948 and 32,557 in 1949.

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The German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and his colleagues outside their research facility at Fort Bliss, Texas, USA after leaving Germany for America under the terms of Operation PAPERCLIP at the end of the Second World War.© IWM (HU 33894)

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How cities in Germany dealt with German refugees after WW2 (C201.c.7265)

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Searching in the Friedland camp, taken in November 1955: In September 1945, the British army set up a refuge for refugees, refugees and displaced persons in the small village of Friedland near Göttingen. (Picture-alliance / dpa)
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February 1946 photo showing a small part of the U.S. Army's enormous surplus vehicle pool at Mourmelon, France, near Reims.
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GI wives from Pontypool, South Wales, protest to be allowed to travel to join their husbands in the US
1946 - save the date! The end of the Second World War saw a generation of Britons play their part in rebuilding the nation by heading down the aisle in their droves


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The new cemetery at Belsen, Germany on March 28, 1946, where 13,000 people who died after Belsen Concentration Camp was liberated are buried.
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Ilse Koch: The “Witch of Buchenwald” was one of the most evil villains of the Holocaust

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Ilse Koch at the U.S. Military Tribunal in Dachau, 1947 Photo Credit

To escape the prison, she announced to the court that she was pregnant. However, they knew that her husband was dead, so they started suspecting she had love affairs with other workers before and after the death of her husband, for whom she had once claimed to be a homosexual.

Koch was finally sentenced to imprisonment for violating the laws and customs of war, on August 19th, 1947.

She committed suicide in 1967, under the delusion that the survived camp prisoners would come and abuse her in her cell. Her body was buried in an unmarked grave in the women’s prison cemetery of Aichach, Germany.
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Ilse Koch (née Margarete Ilse Köhler; 22 September 1906 -- 1 September 1967) was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald (1937--1941) and Majdanek (1941--1943). She was one of the first prominent Nazis to be tried by the U.S. military.

After the trial received worldwide media attention, survivor accounts of her actions resulted in other authors describing her abuse of prisoners as sadistic, and the image of her as "the concentration camp murderess" was current in post-war German society. She was accused of taking souvenirs from the skin of murdered inmates with distinctive tattoos. She was known as "The Witch of Buchenwald" (Die Hexe von Buchenwald) by the inmates because of her alleged cruelty and lasciviousness toward prisoners. She is also called in English "The Beast of Buchenwald", "Queen of Buchenwald", "Red Witch of Buchenwald", "Butcher Widow" and, more commonly, "The Bitch of Buchenwald".
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REFUGEES leaving Berlin under the gaze of the Red Army in 1945.
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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat May 06, 2017 1:59 pm

"Your Job In Germany" 1945 US Army Orientation Film OF-8; Post World War II Occupation



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'U.S. Army training film for U.S. soldiers embarking on occupation duty in Germany. Written by Dr. Seuss and the basis for the latter 1946 Oscar-winning film, "Hitler Lives."'

Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound.

Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during 1945--49. In the closing weeks of fighting in Europe, United States forces had pushed beyond the previously agreed boundaries for the future zones of occupation, in some places by as much as 200 miles. The line of contact between Soviet and US forces at the end of hostilities was temporary. After two months in which they had held areas that had been assigned to the Soviet zone, US forces withdrew in the first days of July 1945...

American Zone of Occupation

The American zone consisted of Bavaria and Hesse in Southern Germany, and the northern portions of the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg. The ports of Bremen (on the lower Weser River) and Bremerhaven (at the Weser estuary of the North Sea) were also placed under American control because of the American request to have certain toeholds in Northern Germany. The headquarters of the American military government was the former IG Farben Building in Frankfurt am Main.

Beginning in May 1945, many of the American combat troops and airmen in and around Germany were sent back to the United States based on their Advanced Service Rating Scores. Some of the experienced officers and non-commissioned officers were selected to be sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations for the proposed Invasion of Japan, but most of those men who had served the longest in combat were discharged from the U.S. Army, the Army Air Forces, and the U.S. Navy upon their returns home. Following the Surrender of the Japanese Empire in mid-August 1945 -- by its acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration -- a higher percentage of soldiers, airmen, and sailors were granted their final discharges from service. The official signing of the surrender took place on Septermber 2, 1945, but the hostilities had ended weeks earlier.

Berlin

While located wholly within the Soviet zone, because of its symbolic importance as the nation's capital and seat of the former Nazi government, the city of Berlin was jointly occupied by the Allied powers and subdivided into four sectors. Berlin was not considered to be part of the Soviet zone.

Governance and the emergence of two German states

The original Allied plan to govern Germany as a single unit through the Allied Control Council broke down in 1946--1947 due to growing tensions between the West and the Soviet Union... The complete breakdown of east-west allied cooperation and joint administration in Germany became clear with the Soviet imposition of the Berlin Blockade that was enforced from June 1948 to May 1949. The three western zones were merged to form the Federal Republic of Germany in May 1949, and the Soviets followed suit in October 1949 with the establishment of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

In the west, the occupation officially continued until May 5, 1955, when the General Treaty ("German: Deutschlandvertrag") entered into force... When the Deutschlandvertrag became law, the occupation officially ended, the western occupation zones ceased to exist, and the high commissioners were replaced by normal ambassadors. West Germany was also allowed to build a military, and the Bundeswehr, or Federal Defense Force, was officially established on November 12, 1955.

A similar situation occurred in East Germany... the Soviet Union concluded a state treaty (Staatsvertrag) with the GDR on September 20, 1955. On March 1, 1956, the GDR established a military, the National People's Army.

Despite the grants of general sovereignty to both German states in 1955, full and unrestricted sovereignty under international law was not enjoyed by any German government until after the reunification of Germany in October 1990...
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