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A volunteer removes a picture of Hitler in former Nazi headquarters.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 55311

A volunteer removes a picture of Hitler in former Nazi headquarters.

Original caption reads:
Allies Take Over Frankfurt
The German population of Frankfurt- on-Main was the first large community to come under control of the U.S. Military Government. In spite of bombs and battle and repeated Nazi orders to leave, approximately 150,000 residents were still in Frankfurt when the industrial city was captured by troops of the third U. S. Army March 29,1945.

Assisting Military Government officials are members of a citizens' council made up of members of the previous anti- Fascist parties and intellectuals of liberal views who banded together and recommended a mayor acceptable to the Allies. Frankfurt also has a new police chief appointed by the Military Government. This man was chief of the Frankfurt police until 1935, when he was ousted by the Nazis and tried on a charge of disclosing confidential information to a Jewish Social Democratic organization. His police force, which by April 2 numbered 180, has been divested of its grey- green unifroms reminiscent of the Wehrmacht.

THIS PHOTO SHOWS: One of the women who volunteered to clean up a Protestant church, former Nazi headquarters, removes a picture of Hitler from the wall. A propaganda poster at the right reads "Hans writes that his division is arriving at..." "Shh, the enemy also hears". Keystone photo

Circa 1945
Frankfurt-am-Main, [Hesse-Nassau; Hesse] Germany
Variant Locale
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
Record last modified: 2012-02-28 00:00:00
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