Rebuilding activities in Stuttgart, Germany after World War II. A damaged government building. Heaps of debris. A steam shovel bucket scoops up debris and unloads it in a truck. The bucket of the steam shovel swings and unloads debris in the truck. Laborers pick up old bricks and place them in a cart.
Reconstruction underway in Germany after the end of World War II. Cathedral of Cologne with a river in the foreground. Men clear rubble and damaged buildings in the city. Buildings under construction. Street cars and rubble strewn streets. A street photographer takes a picture of three women with a Cathedral in the background. Damaged buildings in the city. Munich: busy streets with construction work underway at many places. A painter paints a window trim. Stuttgart: people walk along the streets of the city. Many new buildings under construction.
Normal life of resuming for residents in Stuttgart,Germany at the end of World War 2. in Europe. People enter trolley cars (aka trams or street cars) powered by overhead electric cables, in front of the Stuttgart Königsbau (which later became a pedestrian district). View from inside a moving tram as it traverses a route in the city., first towards the train station and then left past the Gloria passage where you can see bomb-damaged buildings and heaps of debris at sides of the roadway. A large group of people step out from where they had been waiting, and walk beside rubble in a narrow part of one street, to board a waiting street car.
A German film about a Jew named Joseph Suss Oppenheimer. The film is titled "Jud Suss" (Jud Süß). An actor portrays the role of a king in Stuttgart, Germany. A map shows the location of Stuttgart. A picture of a dignitary on a wall. An officer reads out information to the king. The king locks a book. Soldiers stop a crowd on a street. The king goes in a carriage. 1st in a series of clips comprising the film.
New government formed in East Germany after the defeat of Nazis in World War II. Early GDR (DDR) Communist Party meeting underway in East Germany in 1949. Attendees applaud as GDR President Wilhelm Pieck, leader of the party, is congratulated. Joseph Stalin reviews parade at Kremlin in Moscow. East German refugees fleeing to the West with their belongings in hand. East German military erecting fence posts for new wire fences to deter escape. Watch tower overlooking a border zone between East Germany and West Germany. Socialist meetings in small towns in East Germany. Townspeople marching through towns with party flags. Industry under communist rule, with men and women working at metal and coal factories and at railroads. Citizen soldiers, both men and women being trained and armed with rifles as local militia. They march in a parade with their arms. Children with Bows and arrows follow them. An archery contest for the children with Communist party leaders looking on in approval. A young East German girl shoots an arrow and hits the bulls eye on a target of Konrad Adenauer, leader of West Germany. Soviet military and tanks parade on streets of East Germany.
German invasion of Russia during World War II. A map showing German invasion path in Russia until defeat at siege of Stalingrad. A map showing Soviet postwar expansion into Eastern Poland, East Prussia, portions of Finland and other areas. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are incorporated as Republics into the Soviet Union. Russian zones of occupation in Germany, Austria and North Korea. Map depicts an "Iron Curtain" encompassing the Soviet postwar territories. Soviet troops and tanks occupying countries. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns traveling along a city street. Crowds cheering in a stadium in Soviet East Germany. President Wilhelm Pieck of the German Democratic Republic is among people seen applauding in the stands. . Soviet cargo ships in a harbor operating under trade agreements. Chinese Communist forces moving with guns and artillery and tanks to expel Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalists from mainland China, in 1949. Chinese refugees including a casualty and a child holding a bag.