Friday, October 12, 2012

Berlin's Unexploded Bombs

This 250 kilo (551 pound) bomb
was uncovered in 2011 in Potsdam
They're still finding unexploded bombs in Berlin 67 years after World War II ended. Earlier this week, 10,500 Potsdam residents had to evacuate their homes after an American made bomb was discovered at a construction site. This is the second bomb in about a year to be found in Potsdam.

Last August, the inhabitants of Munich had a similar bomb scare. In that case, officials conducted a controlled detonation. It was only last year that a bomb was discovered in Kreuzberg/Friedrichshain causing havoc for residents, businesses, and public transportation. It was my first (and hopefully my last) experience having to evacuate my house. 

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