Fast Food Nation

In order to diminish fears of american imperialism

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Unformatted text preview: rchitect Fritz Landauer. Not long afterward, Plauen officially became Jüden-frei (Jew-free). For most of World War II, Plauen remained strangely quiet and p eaceful, an oasis of ordinary life. It provided safe haven to thou-sands of German refugees fleeing bombed-out cities. All sorts of rumors tried to explain why Plauen was being spared, while other towns in Saxony were being destroyed. On September 19, 1944, American bombers appeared over the city for the first time. Instead of rushing into shelters, people stood in the streets, amazed, watching bombs fall on the railway station and on a factory that built tanks for the German army. A few months later, Plauen appeared alongside Dresden on an Allied bombing list. Plauen was largely deserted on April 10, 1945, when hundreds of British Lancaster bombers appeared over the city. Its inhabitants no longer felt mysteriously protected; they knew that Dresden had recently been fire-bombed into oblivion. During a single raid the Royal Air Force dropped 2,000 tons of high explosives on Plauen. Four days...
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