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Old January 25th, 2016, 04:52 PM   #601
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Well, these bunch of nationalists or people like them were the cause that these cities had been lost long time ago in the first place

...plus extraordinary progress in development of four-engine advanced heavy bombers, heavy naval artillery, 152mm (6-inch) howitzers, flame throwers and HE warheads
I think you were included in the bunch Titan Man was referring to, just so you know.
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I think you were included in the bunch Titan Man was referring to, just so you know.
I think Titan Man can speak for himself, especially since he has a great advantage over you: he actually has something to say regarding urbanism, historic cities, reconstructions and urban planning.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 11:37 PM   #604
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Come on dudes, post more pictures and less words...!
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Glogow (Glogau)







The rebuilt city center now:




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Kostrzyn (Kustrin)







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Elblag (Elbing)






Sorry for the use of present-day photos but this just to show the extend of which the landscape has changed:



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Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg. On February 23, 1945, 15 minutes of bombings left 80% of buildings destroyed and one third of population perished, making it one of the most destroyed town in Germany. Unlike other many towns, the old city center had not been restored but completely rebuilt to a modern plan.











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Some other small towns in Eastern Prussia (modern day Kaliningrad)

Polessk (Labiau)






Modern-day aerial view:http://www.goerke.us/genealogy/Town-...Luftbild-2.jpg

Sovetsk (Tilsit) famous for its Tilsit cheese












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Primorsk (Fischhausen)






Now: the village gave place for the harbour of Primorsk.
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>Germany invades Poland to get a corridor to Danzig.
>Be Britain
>Declare war on Germany so they don't "conquer Europe and destroy the british empire".
>"Win" the war.
>Lose all colonies.
>No more empire.
>Country is still invaded by foreigners, english people a minority in London.
>Germany in control of Europe anyway.
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Pforzheim was the fine jewelry capital; the precious stone market was centered here. Like Dresden, this fine city had made it through the war almost unscathed until February 1945 when, a few days after the crime of Dresden, Pforzheim suffered a similar terrorist attack, destroying this architectural gem forever.
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>Germany invades Poland to get a corridor to Danzig.
>Be Britain
>Declare war on Germany so they don't "conquer Europe and destroy the british empire".
>"Win" the war.
>Lose all colonies.
>No more empire.
>Country is still invaded by foreigners, english people a minority in London.
>Germany in control of Europe anyway.
I think you're doing injustice to present Germans comparing them to moronic zombies their forefathers used to be in 1930s and 1940s.

Or you're just trolling. If so, you're doing fine, accept my regards and disregard my remark
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I think you're doing injustice to present Germans comparing them to moronic zombies their forefathers used to be in 1930s and 1940s.

Or you're just trolling. If so, you're doing fine, accept my regards and disregard my remark
Don't you mean the opposite? Cause the forefathers of today germany were better in almost every way.
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Pay no attention to mruczek. Radical troll promoting poland.
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More than a few photos of Rotterdam have been shown in this thread. A gem of a city which sadly was bombed heavily in WW2 and only now starts to have recognition from tourists, despite the fact that modernism (not specifically bad, quite good even but sad regarding history) took over a big portion of the city centre.

Other cities which have seen bombings are Arnhem, Nijmegen but also The Hague and Eindhoven:

Bezuidenhout, a district of The Hague (500,000 inhabitants in 1940, almost the same as today), just east of the railway station:


This photo was taken from Theresiastraat, from Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië towards the centre. Bezuidenhout was accidentally bombed by allies in 1944 as they should have bombed another location at the coast near The Hague.
In the front the area was rebuilt in the 1950's with less elaborate architecture but regarding the existing city structure, further towards the centre it was only rebuilt in the 1970's, keeping nothing left of any prewar structure, giving room to a lower-level motorway with above tall buildings. Next to the railway station are the ugliest buildings imho. The new buildings around Den Haag Centraal don't cover that up.

Fun fact: Den Haag Centraal was called Den Haag SS even after the war, named after one of the contemporary Dutch Railway's predecessors.

Eindhoven (113,000 inhabitants in 1940, nowadays 225,000), city centre:


The city of Eindhoven (which was more like a town pre-war) suffered heavily from bombings because of the valuable Philips (electronics) factories during WW2. The church is the Catharinakerk, the photo looks towards the north. And the Markt is also visible well. The street blocks at the right are at the location of what is Heuvelgalerie nowadays. The long street above Catharinakerk and left of the Markt is the Rechtestraat (front) and Demer (rear), the last one being destroyed completely during WW2. 1950s buildings at Demer were rebuilt semi-traditionally, but aren't replicas.
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Jewish settlement in the Monastic State of the Teutonic Order was forbidden, so Jews couldn't live in Gdansk in 1308-1454. They settled there in the mid-15th century, when the city returned to Poland due to the Thirteen Years' War. In the Interbellum there were up to 12,000 Jews in the Free City.

Only 22 Jews of that community survived the Holocaust.

The movie "I miss you Jew - about the history of the Jewish community in Gdansk" (with English subtitles):


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