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Fascinating Vintage Photos of West Germany in 1949, Soon after its Formation

In the aftermath of World War II, Germany was divided into four occupation zones, each controlled by one of the following powers: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union. The city of Berlin was divided among the four powers, despite being located in the Soviet zone. The American, British, and French sectors formed West Berlin, and the Soviet sector became East Berlin. The Allied leaders made a series of decisions at the Potsdam Conference between July 17 and August 2, 1945, which confirmed Germany’s division and the nature of its occupation.

Parliamentary Counsel of the West German state formally declared the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany on May 23, 1949. Despite Konrad Adenauer’s proud statement that “Today a new Germany arises,” the occasion was not celebratory. Many of the German delegation members at the meeting were subdued, as they had harbored the faint hope that Germany might be reunited. A communist member of the council refused to sign the proclamation establishing the new state.

Here below are some fascinating vintage photos that show West Germany soon after its formation.

Also, check West Germany in 1954 and the 1960s.

#1 St of Wineshops, Drosselgasse, Ruedesheim, Germany, 1949.

St of Wineshops, Drosselgasse, Ruedesheim, Germany, 1949.

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#2 Farm Country Near France Germany, 1949

Farm Country Near France Germany, 1949

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#3 Frankfurt, 1949.

Frankfurt, 1949.

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#4 Along the Neckar River, Germany, 1994.

Along the Neckar River, Germany, 1994.

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#5 Baden-Baden, Germany, 1949.

Baden-Baden, Germany, 1949.

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#6 Neckar River, Barge, Germany, 1949.

Neckar River, Barge, Germany, 1949.

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#7 Between Wildbad and Baden Baden, 1949.

Between Wildbad and Baden Baden, 1949.

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#8 Black Forest Area, Germany, 1949.

Black Forest Area, Germany, 1949.

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#9 Black Forest Road, Germany, 1949.

Black Forest Road, Germany, 1949.

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#10 Cemetery in Black Forest, Germany, 1949.

Cemetery in Black Forest, Germany, 1949.

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#11 City Hall Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

City Hall Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#12 Country Road, Germany, 1949.

Country Road, Germany, 1949.

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#13 Countryside near Kronberg Castle, Germany, 1949.

Countryside near Kronberg Castle, Germany, 1949.

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#14 Darmstadt, Germany, 1949.

Darmstadt, Germany, 1949.

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#15 Edge of Black Forest, Near Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Edge of Black Forest, Near Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#16 Village in Nassau AMT, Eppstein, Germany, 1949.

Village in Nassau AMT, Eppstein, Germany, 1949.

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#17 Village in Nassau, Germany, 1949.

Village in Nassau, Germany, 1949.

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#18 Farm in Saar Valley, Germany, 1949.

Farm in Saar Valley, Germany, 1949.

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#19 Ferry on the River Neckar, Germany, 1949.

Ferry on the River Neckar, Germany, 1949.

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#20 Field of Tobacco near Weinheim, Germany, 1949.

Field of Tobacco near Weinheim, Germany, 1949.

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#21 Fr HQ Finest Hotel in Baden Baden, Germany, 1949.

Fr HQ Finest Hotel in Baden Baden, Germany, 1949.

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#22 Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

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#23 Frankfurt Old Square in Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

Frankfurt Old Square in Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

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#24 Frankfurterhof, Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

Frankfurterhof, Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

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#25 Haying near Mainz, Germany, 1949.

Haying near Mainz, Germany, 1949.

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#26 Heidelberg University, Germany, 1949.

Heidelberg University, Germany, 1949.

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#27 Highway in Baden Baden, Germany, 1949.

Highway in Baden Baden, Germany, 1949.

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#28 Historic Building where German Kings were crowned in Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

Historic Building where German Kings were crowned in Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

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#29 Hotel Ritters Park, Bad Homburg, Germany, 1949.

Hotel Ritters Park, Bad Homburg, Germany, 1949.

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#30 Iddstein, Firehouse, Germany, 1949.

Iddstein, Firehouse, Germany, 1949.

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#31 Iddstein, Germany, 1949.

Iddstein, Germany, 1949.

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#32 Iddstein 1590 Building, Germany, 1949.

Iddstein 1590 Building, Germany, 1949.

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#33 IG Farben, Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

IG Farben, Frankfurt, Germany, 1949.

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#34 In the Odenwald, Germany, 1949.

In the Odenwald, Germany, 1949.

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#35 Germany, Koenigstein, 1949.

Germany, Koenigstein, 1949.

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#36 Kronberg Castle, Germany, 1949.

Kronberg Castle, Germany, 1949.

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#37 Kronberg Castle, Germany, 1949.

Kronberg Castle, Germany, 1949.

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#38 Heidelberg Uni, Library, Germany, 1949.

Heidelberg Uni, Library, Germany, 1949.

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#39 Lindenfelz, Germany, 1949.

Lindenfelz, Germany, 1949.

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#40 Rhine River, Lorelei Germany, 1949.

Rhine River, Lorelei Germany, 1949.

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#41 Rhine River, Lorelei Germany, 1949.

Rhine River, Lorelei Germany, 1949.

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#42 Destruction, Mainz, Germany, 1949.

Destruction, Mainz, Germany, 1949.

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#43 Old Bldg and Chapel of Heidelberg Uni, Germany, 1949.

Old Bldg and Chapel of Heidelberg Uni, Germany, 1949.

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#44 Village in Black Forest, Ostelsheim, Germany, 1949.

Village in Black Forest, Ostelsheim, Germany, 1949.

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#45 Oxen, Germany, 1949.

Oxen, Germany, 1949.

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#46 Pfaelzerhof, Weinheim, Germany, 1949.

Pfaelzerhof, Weinheim, Germany, 1949.

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#47 The Rhine at Mainz, Public Washhouse, Germany, 1949.

The Rhine at Mainz, Public Washhouse, Germany, 1949.

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#48 Rhine River at Mainz, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River at Mainz, Germany, 1949.

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#49 Rhine River Castle, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River Castle, Germany, 1949.

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#50 Rhine River Castle, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River Castle, Germany, 1949.

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#51 Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

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#52 Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

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#53 Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

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#54 Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

Rhine River, Germany, 1949.

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#55 Steamer leaving Niederlahnstein, Rhine River, Germany, 1994.

Steamer leaving Niederlahnstein, Rhine River, Germany, 1994.

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#56 Rote Lache Inn- Black Forest, Germany, 194.

Rote Lache Inn- Black Forest, Germany, 194.

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#57 Rothschild Home- now govt owned, near Frankfurt, 1994.

Rothschild Home- now govt owned, near Frankfurt, 1994.

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#58 Ruedesheim, Germany, 1994.

Ruedesheim, Germany, 1994.

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#59 Grape Wagon, Ruedesheim, Germany, 1994.

Grape Wagon, Ruedesheim, Germany, 1994.

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#60 Ruedesheim Street Along the Rhine, Germany, 1994.

Ruedesheim Street Along the Rhine, Germany, 1994.

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#61 Schonmunzach, Germany, 1994.

Schonmunzach, Germany, 1994.

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#62 Schonmunzach, Germany, 1994.

Schonmunzach, Germany, 1994.

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#63 Schonmunzach, Germany, 1994.

Schonmunzach, Germany, 1994.

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#64 Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#65 Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#66 Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#67 Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#68 Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#69 Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

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#70 Trees of Black Forest, Germany, 1949.

Trees of Black Forest, Germany, 1949.

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#71 Valley Below Rote Lache, Germany, 1949.

Valley Below Rote Lache, Germany, 1949.

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#72 Flower Market in Wiesbaden, Germany, 1949.

Flower Market in Wiesbaden, Germany, 1949.

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#73 Wiesbaden Market, Germany, 1949.

Wiesbaden Market, Germany, 1949.

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#74 Wildbad on Enz River, Germany, 1949.

Wildbad on Enz River, Germany, 1949.

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#75 Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, 1949.

Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, 1949.

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Written by Aung Budhh

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