Fascinating Vintage Photos of Berlin in the Summer of 1957

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Willy Pragher (born Wilhelm Alexander Pragher) was a German photographer and photojournalist. He studied and trained at the Reimann School of Art and Design, a private art school in Berlin. From 1932, he worked as a freelance press photographer for Ullstein, Berliner Illustrierte and Badische Zeitung. In 1944, Pragher was drafted into the Volkssturm, a national militia established by Nazi Germany during the last months of World War II. From 1945 to 1949, he was a prisoner of war in Siberia.

After he was set free, Pragher returned to Germany and took numerous photographs of almost everything. Here, we take a look at Pragher’s pictures of Berlin in the summer of 1957:

The DOB-Hochhaus on the Joachimsthalerstrasse section.

Corner of Tauentzienstrasse and Marburgerstrasse.

View from Café Huthmacher in the DOB-Hochhaus.

View from Kantstrasse to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

A kiosk on Kurfürstendamm.

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