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19 by early 1948 america france and britain had

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Unformatted text preview: e that no one there shared her pain. She shares, “No one understood that New York /city fire sirens filled me with terror of air- raid alarms or that I was paralyzed with fear during the Cuban missile crisis and could actually envision the nuclear missiles flying toward Manhattan destroying all I loved.”13 Irmgard saw things and went through things that no one, especially a child, should have to go through. The vast majority of Germany shared experiences similar to Irmgard. Hunger and poverty were rampant during and after the war. In October of 1944 every able male body from the ages of 16- 60 would be drafted into the war, this included Hunt’s grandfather. This left almost every wife and child fatherless for the time of the war. By the end of the war over fifty million people would have died, due to the war, leaving many German families without a father or son. Many families had their cities destroyed by bombs and had no place to go. Parents lost kids and kids lost parents. The war was utter chaos for the German families, the luckiest of which still had someone to call family. Families who did not lose their home had to take in refugees. On top of the 50 million war deaths, the Nazi’s managed to kill over 6 million Jews in the holocaust. The catastrophes of WW2 in Germany and around the world are beyond any adjective that could be used to describe both the physical destruction and the emotional damage done to billions. The years immediately following the war were hard on Germany. After the war came to an end, in Eu...
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