Photo Gallery Women in the Rubble

When World War II came to an end, many German cities lay in ruins. With the male population decimated, it fell to Germany's women to clean up the rubble. These "Trümmerfrauen," or "rubble women," became the country's first heroes of the post-war era.
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Foto: Fred Ramage/ Getty Images