During World War II, Nazi Germany launched a fierce campaign of air raids against other countries.
That campaign began in Poland with brutal air raids against the civilian population, a practice that Hitler continued in the Netherlands (with a savage bombing of Rotterdam), France and the United Kingdom. Especially hard was the so-called "Blitz", as the German bombing campaign against the civilian population of the United Kingdom was known in 1940 and 1941, with tens of thousands of victims. Although they initially avoided attacking civilian targets, the Allies responded to German attacks in a reciprocal manner.
The British bombing campaign against Germany, begun in September 1941, forced the Germans to build air raid shelters in many cities. The incorporation of the United States into the war at the end of that year led the German people to spend much of their time underground, and even to build hospitals, factories and various underground facilities. Many of those facilities still exist, often forgotten beneath German cities.
The channel Randomlife.official has published a video today showing some of those facilities, specifically an underground hospital and an air raid shelter. The video does not indicate which city it is from, but possibly it is Stuttgart (the video is in German, you can activate the automatic subtitles in Spanish in the bottom bar of the player):
We can see some screenshots from the video below. Here we see a part of the underground hospital:
A waiting room in the underground hospital. In the background there are wooden boxes that look like ammunition boxes, you can see them in the video.
The air raid shelter that appears in the video. Some of its galleries are flooded.
A part of the shelter has suffered acts of vandalism. Some of the graffiti indicates a date from the year 2004.
A German newspaper from January 28, 1953. Possibly it was left there after the shelter was abandoned.
There is a part of the shelter in very good condition. It still has the colored paper on the walls, and there is a children's room with drawings, as you can see in the video.
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