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The rubble years in numbers

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16 sq. kilometres The estimated area of rubble in central Berlin in May 1945

400,000,000 cubic metres The estimated total amount of rubble in post-war Germany

80 percent Fraction of German cities reduced to rubble during the war

15,000,000 The number of German men missing at the end of the war

1955 The year the last German prisoners of war returned home