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A Double Hand Amputee who has Returned from the War Lights Advent Candles (December 1949)
Of the approximately 1.5 million disabled war veterans living in the Western zones, 57.1 percent had serious or profound disabilities, and more than half were permanently disabled or had lost limbs. It was especially difficult to reintegrate men who had lost both hands [Ohnhänder] into working life. Photo by Benno Wundshammer.