Maps show sites of the Potsdam conference and the center of Berlin in July 1945, as described in Six Months in 1945. Explore the Babelsberg district where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin had their residences and the Cecilienhof palace where they met. Click on icons to see a historic photograph and description of each site. Berlin map includes Reichstag, Brandenburg gate, Hitler bunker, Reich Chancellery, Adlon Hotel, and Opera House.
Berlin Then and Now
I spent two months in Berlin in 2009, courtesy of the American Academy of Berlin, researching the Berlin chapters of Six Months in 1945. To record how much the city has changed, I took a series of photographs to compare with identical street scenes from July 1945. Click on thumbnails to view slides or play slide show.