The Second World War
On Hannover's " Black Day" a huge attack carried out by the Royal Air Force with 540 planes completely destroyed the city on the night of 9thOctober 1943.
Natalia Hartung | 08.10.2018
1245 inhabitants died, 250.000 lost their homes. Every Hannoverian knows about these days.
But during the period from 1941 to 1945 during the Second World War, 60,000 forced labourers from the Netherlands, Holland, Poland and the Ukraine were in the city area of Hannover. The number of fallen forced labourers on October 9, 1943 is unknown. Today, not much is left of this terrible war in Hannover. Only the ruins of the Aegidienkirche have been preserved as a memorial - a much visited memorial to the victims of war and violence.
With the beautiful anti-war song by Marlene Dietrich we want to think about how fragile life is.