Photo Gallery: Women in the Rubble 08/10/2010
  The Trummerfrauen phenomenon was launched by Allied orders requiring women...
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The Trummerfrauen phenomenon was launched by Allied orders requiring women between the ages of 15 and 50 to report for duty. A law passed by the military government allowing local authorities to employ women in clearing rubble. Here, a woman sifts sand in bombed out Berlin in 1948.