Women of the Ruins

The women who cleaned up all the debris in Germany, after the Second World War, were called "women of the ruins". Here they can be seen at work in front of the Reichstag building. During the First World War, Emperor Wilhelm II had the inscription "To the German people" mounted on the Reichstag.

Photographer: Gerhard Gronefeld
Photo: Deutsches Historisches Museum (German History Museum)

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