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Maps 4 - Occupied Germany and Austria 1945-1948




This map shows occupied Germany and Austria 1945-1948.

Liegnitz and Breslau, places of residence of Bertha Dudde, lie in the light-blue area, which is marked Silesia. The light blue areas are territories, which were annexed by Poland 1945.

The pink areas are British Zone. Bertha Dudde lived in Leverkusen. It is in North-Rhine-Westphalia.

The zone division was so, that the French Zone and the American Zone in Germany and in Austria were connected with each other. The border between Germany and Austria is marked red.

West Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany, consisted of the three zones of the French, the British and the Americans and some people called it therefore Trizonesien.

The western border of the Soviet Zone, in Germany, the dark green area, became the Iron Curtain and remained the main dividing line between the West and the East during the existence of the Soviet Union and kept German people apart until the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November 1989. The ninth of November, a day to remember.


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