Rubble Women, 1945 – 1949

Trümmerfrau (literally translated as ruins woman or rubble woman) is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities of Germany and Austria.

Between 1945 and 1946, the Allied powers, in both West Germany and East Germany, ordered all women between 15 and 50 years of age to participate in the postwar cleanup.- Wikipedia

Images by Fred Ramage, George Konig, AP

Thank you to Spiegel


~ by The 1955 Hudson on December 19, 2011.

2 Responses to “Rubble Women, 1945 – 1949”

  1. They were needed in the Bronx in the late ’70’s…

  2. […] I came across this blog entry while looking for images of German ruins. […]

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