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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin

WE ARE MANY: BERLIN´S POPULATION GROWS AGAIN

For the past several days Berlin newspapers have been informing their readers that according to the latest population counts, Germany´s capital has nearly 3.7 million residents (up from 2015 by over 60,000).

But did you know that at the outbreak of the Second World War Berlin had an over 4.3-million population and by 1942 that number grew to 4,478,102?

The 1935 census results showed that Berlin, then the 5th biggest city in the world, had as many as 4,222,501 residents: 1,956,015 males and 2,286,486 females. Almost 2 million of grown-ups were regular “Handarbeiter” (manual labourers), while 839,352 worked as what is known today as a non-manual wage-earner and back then as white-collar workers.

In 1935 Berlin also had 23,712 pigs living in the city – that´s not counting the Nazis;-)

Deep crisis of the 1920s forced many Berlieners to be creative in their will to survive: a (literally) domesticated pig kept in a Berlin temenent flat (image by Willy Römer, 1924).

Deep crisis of the 1920s forced many Berliners to be creative in their will to survive: a (literally) domesticated pig kept in a Berlin temenent flat (image by Willy Römer, 1924).

 

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This entry was posted on February 26, 2017 by in Berlin, BERLIN TRIVIA, history, history of Berlin and tagged , , , , .

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