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Willy Römer: Life in the City of Berlin Photographs 1919-1933

Issue No. 2354

Willy Römer was a photojournalist in Berlin who documented the German revolutionary soldiers and sailors who ended the First World War. 

He also captured the Spartacist uprising, mass demonstrations, workers’ strikes and the rise of the Nazis.

His photo agency was one of the most famous in the Weimar Republic. The Nazis closed it in 1935 but by luck his enormous archive survived.

Willy Römer: Life in the City of Berlin
Photographs 1919-1933
Until 26 May
Street Level Photoworks,
Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
0141 552 2151, streetlevelphotoworks.org.uk

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Tue 21 May 2013, 19:16 BST
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