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Defeat and occupation, 1945- 1949 Week 15, February 3.

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1 Defeat and occupation, Week 15, February 3

2 German destruction of Murmansk, 1943 (Yevgeny Khaldei)

3 Germans losing the war Battle of Kursk, summer 1943, last German offensive in the East  Jews and other victims locked in the continent  killing went on until May 1945 D-Day, Allied landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944 Warsaw uprising, August 1944 Operation Market Garden, Sep 1944: “a bridge too far” Seelower Höhen/Battle of Seelow Heights, April 45 Torgau: Americans meet Soviets at the Elbe May 8: German capitulation

4 Torgau, April 25, 1945

5 Soviet flag over the Reichstag (Yevgeny Khaldei)

6 Destruction of Berlin /Foreign-Affair-A-Movie-Clip-One-Thing-At-A- Time.html (A Foreign Affair, dir. Billy Wilder, 1948)

7 Sexual assaults of Allied soldiers

8 Four zones of occupied Germany

9 Four zones in Berlin

10 Nuremberg trials

11 (New) political parties CDU/CSU – social conservative Christian party FDP -- liberals SED (merged SPD and KPD in the East Germany) SPD in West Germany System of large parties, unlike Weimar

12 Trümmerfrauen (rubble women)

13 Iron Curtain

14 Berlin blockade: Raising bomber

15 New lands


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