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Berlin, Richard E., 1894- / Diary of a flight to occupied Germany, July 20 to August 27, 1945.
(1945?)

Problem of displaced persons,   pp. 69-70 PDF (475.2 KB)


Page 69

2) Replacing them with 9 papers printed and edited by Ameri-
cans.
3) Now a licensing of the Germans, under the system men-
tioned above, to do their own publishing, subject to censor-
ship by Americans.
There are 16 movie theatres open in the American zone showing
two kinds of films news and American features no propaganda.
Thursday, August 9
Visited Hanau D.P. camp. Hanau-about 15 miles from Frank-
furt-was completely wrecked. Here was a large Dupont tire
factory; also an I. G. Farben plant. 84% of the city is utterly
wrecked. Its peacetime population, 50,000, is now 4,000.
Here the Germans are building a baby submarine for the
American Navy. Our Navy captured one of these submarines and
lost it. The Germans are replacing it building it to be sent to
the United States for study by our submarine experts.
Here is where the Russians who drank buzz-bomb juice are
in the hospital.
12,000 people were killed in Hanau in one raid on March 19,
1945-with not even an air-raid signal being sounded as the
American planes flew in on the tail of returning German fighters.
The first the population knew of the raid was when bombs began
to rain on them at 4 o'clock in the morning.
Problem of Displaced Persons
Visited the Displaced Persons camp and saw a beautiful Polish
chapel. Was told that the Polish priest stole it from a German
church. He is now marrying thousands of couples who were
living together unwed while the camp was being run as a German
concentration camp.
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