Tight Rope Walkers, Nuremberg Germany, 1945-1946


Nuremberg (City), Nuremberg Bombardment 1943-1945, Germany, German Citizens, World War II,


Tight Rope walkers perform for a crowd of people in front of the city ruins. Nuremberg was severely damaged in Allied strategic bombing from 1943-45. On January 2, 1945, Nuremberg was systematically bombed by the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Army Air Forces and about ninety percent of it was destroyed in only one hour, with 1,800 residents killed and roughly 100,000 displaced. In February 1945, additional attacks followed. In total, about 6,000 Nuremberg residents are estimated to have been killed in air raids. Despite this, the city was rebuilt after the war and was to some extent, restored to its pre-war appearance including the reconstruction of some of its medieval buildings.


20th Century, Nuremberg Germany, 1945-1946


The Robert H. Jackson Center


Ray D'Addario, U.S. Army Pictorial Service, World War II


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