BOOKS

In addition to the series “U-Boot im Focus” and “Luftwaffe im Focus”, we have been publishing books on the themes of the Second World War and German history since 2009.

The focus of our books is on titles covering topics that have received little or no attention in the past. The utmost value is placed on careful research and a fair and objective presentation without political bias. As with all of our other publications, most of the photographs in the books have never before been published and usually include a number of never-before-seen colour photos. The latter are a trademark of our publishing company.

We place a high value on the high-quality printing of the photographs as well as the overall quality of the books. All of our books are completely bilingual, German and English.
  

Potsdam
City and Gardens in Old Color Slides from the 1930s and 1940s – Release end of 2017!

 

Price: ca. 29,00 Euro + Shipping

Authors: Michael Sobotta and Axel Urbanke
Format: 24 x 28,5 cm, Hard cover plus dust jacket
Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-3-941437-36-4

 

Potsdam is one of the places in Germany most steeped in history and is known almost the world over. Largely destroyed in the Second World War and then reduced by more important buildings during the days of the GDR, the city first bloomed again after reunification in 1989. Much was restored, while other structures were rebuilt at great expense. But what did this unique city look like before the Second World War? Michael Sobotta and Axel Urbanke bring the old Potsdam of the 1930s and 40s back to life using old Agfa color slides. They have been collecting these photographic treasures for decades, and now they offer them, together with images from other collections, to the interested reader. In various chapters you take a tour of the city. You will see places and buildings that no longer exist and others which today have completely different surroundings. Several black and white photographs illustrate events which took place in the places shown in the color slides. The book is thus a true trip through the past of this extraordinary city.