Wreck of the old Anhalter Bahnhof railway terminus in Berlin, 1939.
During the war the Anhalter Bahnhof was one of three stations used to deport some 55,000 Berlin jews between 1941 and 1945, about a third of the city's entire jewish population (as of 1933).
Jahnallee 61, second floor balcony, Leipzig: The place where american infantryman Raymond J. "Robert" Bowman (21) was killed by a german sniper, on April 18, 1945.
The famous photographer Robert Capa captured images of the fight, Bowman's death, and the immediate aftermath, which gained fame in Life magazine with the caption "The picture of the last man to die.".
The same place today:
The apartment’s current owner, Mrs. Katrin Stein, said she tried not to think too much about what had happened there.
In July 2015, the city of Leipzig, voted to name the street (Jahnallee 61) in front of the apartment building where Raymond Bowman was killed “Bowmanstraße” after him. The renaming took place on April 17, 2016.
Looking back from the past, a Soviet policeman on Gorky Street [now Tverskaya Street], Moscow, Russia, on August 1st, 1941. In the following weeks, 665,000 of his compatriots in the Red Army will be encircled by the Germans in the vicinity of Kiev. The greatest loss of men to an encirclement maneuver in the history of warfare.
The Siege of Leningrad, September 1941 - January 1944. Leningradians collecting water from a hole on Nevsky Prospect. The former Russian capital, it's name was changed back to Saint Petersburg in 1991.