The Trummerfrauen phenomenon was launched by Allied orders requiring women between the ages of 15 and 50 to report for duty. A law passed by the military government allowing local authorities to employ women in clearing rubble. Here, a woman sifts sand in bombed out Berlin in 1948.
A Refugee Family from the Sudetenland in Southern Germany (1948)
Children sitting on curb and watching tank patrol go by | Germany, August 1946 | Walter Sanders