English Class (Grade 10) visited the City Archives in Bielefeld

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The historian Mr. Wagner from the City archives showed us original documents from the years after World War II when this part of Germany was occupied by British Troops. We looked through some files and found interesting stories, so we could imagine more easily what the situation was like for the people living in Bielefeld from 1945 until 1948.

People were checked if they were Nazis before they could get a certain job or they asked the British when they could have their house or flat back because British officers took over the big houses in Bielefeld.

All in all the trip to Bielefeld was very interesting because we were able to see documents that not everybody has the chance to see.

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