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Reconstruction of a Building near the Frauenkirche in Munich (1947/48)
By the end of the war, only 2.5 percent of Munich’s buildings remained unscathed from Allied carpet bombing, which had targeted the city center. Approximately 45 percent of the city's buildings had been destroyed, including more than 85,000 residential units. This meant that 300,000 Munich residents were left homeless. Photo by Ernst Grossar.