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Berliner's precious cargo, 1947

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 2, 2021

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Berlin, February, 1947: A Berliner uses his bicycle to carry home a heavy but valuable piece of scavenged firewood as Europe struggles through its coldest winter in many years. Six more people in Berlin reportedly fell victim to the elements the previous day, bringing the city's winter death toll from the combination of freezing and malnutrition to 170. Officials reported that 15,615 people, most of them elderly, required special assistance.

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