Aftermath Footage of Berlin and Potsdam in 1945


This video will show you a selection of unique HD footage that is partly unpublished. After World War 2 had ended in May 1945, almost all mayor cities of Germany were destroyed. This incredible film contains color footage of Berlin and Potsdam shot shortly after the war ended. The footage includes aerial views of the completely destroyed capital, bombed and collapsed houses, only the facades are left, rubble women (“Trümmerfrau“) who carry away the debris and start to rebuild even before the return of their husbands from war, etc. Within the video, you are able to recognize the remains of the Berlin Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Unter den Linden boulevard, Berliner Dom, Reich Chancellery, Alexanderplatz, the Reich Chancellery and the Führerbunker, the Sports Palace, the Kurfürstendamm, Olympic Stadium, Berlin Victory Column, and many others. Footage was uploaded by Berlin Channel on Youtube. 


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