Category: munich

Pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger walking through Munich in swimming trunks in order to promote his own gym, 1967.

Hitler in the Odeonssquare,Munich. 1914

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German officers and cadets attend a Christmas party in Munich, December 18, 1941.

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Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Munich, Germany, ca. June 1940

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Concentration Camp inmates at BMW in Munich – Allach, ca. 1943.

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Munich-Allach: Working for BMW

Toward the end of the war ninety percent of the workforce at the largest aircraft engine factory in the German Reich – BMW’s plant in Munich-Allach – consisted of foreign civilian workers, POWs and concentration camp inmates. The number of workers had risen from 1,000 in 1939 to more than 17,000 in 1944.

Forced laborers worked not only in the assembly halls, but also on the factory’s expansion. Due to BMW’s importance to the armament industry, the authorities gave it priority over other companies in the assignment of workers. Nevertheless, its personnel demand was never completely met.

Some of the Western European workers lived in private quarters. For all others, barrack camps were set up all around the factory grounds until 1944, ultimately accommodating 14,000 people. That figure included several thousand concentration camp inmates which the company management had applied for already in 1942.

A sausage eating contest in Munich, Germany, November 19, 1952

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Excursion in the old days, Munich, Germany. (undated)

Photographer Lee Miller in Hitlers Bath Tub. Munich.1945.

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The winners of a hair styling contest in Munich, Germany, May 1, 1964

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American war correspondent Lee Miller takes a bath in Hitler’s Munich apartment hours after his suicide, tracking mud fresh from Dachau across the floor. 30 April 1945

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