Berlin 04

Source: Der Spiegel Online magazine, Photo Gallery: A Devastated Berlin, “Devastation of War: “Archival Discovery Reveals a Ruined Berlin”, by Solveig Grothe, http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,693452,00.html, visited September 26th, 2010, http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-54631-4.html

In the days after the city was captured, suicide rates skyrocketed. Many of the people who killed themselves were women, afraid of Soviet soldiers or homelessness for the first time.