National Geographic : 1944 May
Sovfoto Like an American Town Struck by a Tornado, Kharkov Picks the Debris for Possessions Left byNazi Bomb and Torch Two-thirds of the city's dwellings were left uninhabitable. At first it mattered little, for only a quarter of peacetime's 830,000 residents remained. Tothem lifewas primitive, the enemy having demolished every utility. To get water, long walks were necessary.