Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bomb Shelters (Germany)

The article “Defending Against the Allied Bombing Campaign: Air Raid Shelters and Gas Protection in Germany, 1939-1945” by Samuel Crowell is about the argument if in each of the crematoria at Birkenau was equipped with a gas-tight bomb shelter or not which was made by Arthur R. Butz in September of 1996. 

In this article, it states that there were different types of shelters and equipment to use. The basic bomb shelter in Germany was the home shelters (also known as do-it-yourself shelter). In order for home bomb shelter were made, there had to meet specifications such as rudimentary gas-proofing, at least one emergency exit, and many more. I have learned that the Bomb shelters in Germany used during the 1930s - 1940s protected million of citizens, armies (military) from air attacks and they still exist in today’s society.


Image on the left is a hochbunker or 
a above ground bomb shelter.

Image on the left is a blueprint (plans)
for a basement bomb shelter.

Interesting Facts:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->structures for the protection of the civil population as well as military personnel against enemy attacks (bombing) from the air
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->Many people who were tired of repeatedly interrupting their sleep would go back and forth to the shelters and took up residence in a shelter.

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Significant quotes:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->"Did they deserve any better, these people? How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus? Was Rosa Hubermann responsible? The hider of a Jew? Or Hans? Did they all deserve to die? The children?" - Death in p. 375
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->“The last time I saw her red. The sky was like soup, boiling and stirring. In some places, it was burned. There were black crumbs and pepper, streaked across the redness.” - Death in p. 12
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<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->“History Revisionism”. Defending Against the Allied Bombing Campaign: Air Raid Shelters and Gas Protection in Germany, 1939-1945. Web. 07 May 2012. <>
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->“Grade Saver”. The Book Thief Quotes. Web. 09 May 2012. <>
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->Woodland Junior School”. Air Raid Shelters. Web. 09 May 2012. <>
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->“Youtube”. WW2 German Bunker & Shelters near La Prevote, Guernsey. Web. 09 May 2012. <>
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·    <!--[endif]-->Shmoop University”. The Book Thief War Quotes Page 1. Web. 09 May 2012. <>

By: Tosin Taiwo

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