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SCHWEINFURT THEN AND NOW Pg. 3
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courtesy of Geoff Walden
 
Kugelfischer factory
Kugelfischer factory today
Administration buildings of the Kugelfischer factory on fire. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)

This scene has changed very little today.

 

Kugelfischer plant in 1945
Kugelfischer plant today
Ruins of the Kugelfischer plant in 1945. Most of the buildings show bomb damage, and some have been leveled. The Panzerkaserne (now US Army Ledward Barracks) is in the left distance, at the upper edge of this view. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)

Modern aerial view from a slightly different angle. Ledward Barracks is in the center distance (white buildings with gray roofs, at the top edge). (FAG-Kugelfischer-Georg-Schäfer AG)

 

Kugelfischer-George-Schäfer company in 1945
Kugelfischer-George-Schäfer company building as it is today
Ruins of the high-rise administration building of the Kugelfischer-George-Schäfer company, as seen by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey team in 1945.

As the building appears today. (National Archives, RG 342-FH 3A22468)

 

Ludwig Straße then

 

Ludwig Straße now
Ludwig Straße

Ludwig Straße

 

Luitpoldstraße

 

Luitpoldstraße
Houses along both sides of Luitpoldstraße burn after a bombing attack. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)
Most of these buildings post-date the war.

 

Schweinfurt Marktplatz

 

Schweinfurt Marktplatz
East side of the Marktplatz.
This bombed building was only rebuilt to its original height in 2005. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)

 

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