This must be the best photo summing up Nazi Germany that I've ever seen. It was taken by Richard Peter in an air-raid shelter in 1946. I found the photo while looking for material from his book "Dresden - Eine Kamera klagt an". After the destruction of Dresden, Peter had taken tons of photos of the city, the most famous one being a statue overlooking the ruins of the city. The book was published in the early 1950s in East Germany
HITLER’S BUNKER AND THE RUINS OF BERLIN: RARE AND UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS- I can't help but realize while there was death and destruction half a world away Americans were building suburbia. The 40's were completely different for the US than it was for Europe.