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  • Model of Pforzheim in 1945 (Stadtmuseum)
    Model of Pforzheim in 1945 (Stadtmuseum)
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  • Presentation about World War II in Stadtmuseum
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    February 23, 1945

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 28, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Another of those "favourite thing" entries that cannot be called favourite...
    The fateful date in Pforzheim’s history, to which the city owes its lack of historical architecture and flair. On this day the worst allied air raid hit the city. The centre was almost entirely destroyed. There is hardly a city or town in Germany that suffered, in relation to its size, more damage. After the occupation the allied commander, seeing the ruins, predicted there would never be a city again in this place.
    He was wrong, as we see.

    A model in the Stadtmuseum shows what the old town looked like after the air raid (photo 1).

    The 23rd of February is a day of commemoration in Pforzheim every year, with church bells ringing and solemn memorial celebrations.

    Model of Pforzheim in 1945 (Stadtmuseum) Presentation about World War II in Stadtmuseum
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    Jewellery Museum

    by hunterV Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Why not visit the Jewellery Museum in Reuchlin House (Leopoldplatz).
    The museum includes items of jewellery from the past and samples of the products of the local gold industry.
    Tel.07231/39 21 26; Fax 07231/39 14 41

    City center
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