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A generation ago, when the citizens of Frankfurt am Main broke into open revolt just before the 1918 armistice, the city survived. In World War II, because Nazi bullets erased the will to rebel, the city has been destroyed. This week TIME Correspondent Percy Knauth reported what he found among Frankfurt's ruins:

There was no Götterdämmerung in Frankfurt when the Americans came. There was no glorious suicidal stand by "a people in arms," as the Nazi propaganda says.

I asked a man what he had done in Frankfurt's last days under Naziism. "I was supposed to report to Volkssturm Headquarters," he said. "When...

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