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The Ruins of the People’s Opera and the Millerntor Cinema on Millerntor Square in Hamburg-St. Pauli (November 1946)
Allied air attacks not only destroyed apartment buildings and harbor facilities in Hamburg, they also leveled many of the city’s cultural institutions. A KPD slogan can be seen on the side of the ruins of the Millerntor Theater (right): “Working people vote for the party of the people! Vote for the Communists!” Photograph by Erich Andres.