"February 23, 1945" Top 5 Page for this destination Pforzheim Favorite Tip by Kathrin_E
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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.
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