Chapter 10 Summary
The German city of Plauen is located between Munich and Berlin. It was once just a small market town but gained some notoriety and favor as it created textile mills that exported lace and embroidered fabrics around the world. It became a city of amazing art and architecture as well. The Hitler Youth movement began here in 1923, and during World War II this little city became the Nazi headquarters for the Saxony region. For most of the war it was a town that found favor; when the Allies arrived, though, it became a primary target. Nearly three fourths of the city was in ruins at the end of the war. When Germany was divided, Plauen was part of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). A...
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