World War II, Seige of Berlin, 1945
Hilde Westrom

Hilde Westrom

Berlin, Germany. May, 2008. Hilde Westrom, 96, hid in a bomb shelter in Berlin at the end of World War II, with her three young children and gave birth to her fourth child in April 1945, while her husband was a soldier. She became one of Berlin’s leading architects after the war, and continues to practice in...
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Germany, May 2008. A portion of the Berlin Wall that is now on display on what was the border of West and East Berlin.
Berlin Sidewalk

Berlin Sidewalk

Berlin, Germany, May 8, 2008. Berlin sidewalk in front of a Jewish Synagogue that was heavily bombed during World war II, but survived and is now a museum.
Lieselotte Kubitza

Lieselotte Kubitza

Berlin, Germany, May 2008. Lieselotte Knorr Kubitza (left) when she was 12 years-old, and her mother, Elise Knorr Weymann, in photographs taken immediately after World War II, in Berlin. Her father died when she and her twin sister Ursula were five years-old.
Ilse Kleberger

Ilse Kleberger

Berlin, Germany, May 2008. Ilse Kleberger, photographed at age 87 in the garden of her home, was raped during the Siege of Berlin, but survived World War II with her family. She worked in medical clinics after the war, before officially finishing her medical studies. Later, she became a prominent physician and the author of...