National Geographic : 1945 Jul
. U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official German Women, Old Men, Children, Even a Dachshund, Wait to Be Registered in an Erkelenz Detention Center Civilians appeared bewildered by the sudden appearance of the Americans. Goebbels' propaganda had been effective.Many people thought the Reich was stillwinning the war until American tanks approached. Under military government, Germany's ex-slaves, or "displaced persons," eatbetter onGerman food than their former masters.