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.