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1944 - 1945. Hunger Winter in Amsterdam. The Hunger Winter started on September 17, 1944 when rail workers went on strike to stop the German occupier, who then punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all food and fuel delivery to the west and north of the Netherlands. More than 20,000 people lost their lives during the winter of 1944-1945. Photo Emmy Andriesse. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #hungerwinter

1944-1945. People looking through garbage for scraps of food at the Amstel river in Amsterdam, during the Hunger Winter. In the background theater Carré. Photo Emmy Andriesse #amsterdam #worldwar2 #hongerwinter

Amsterdam 1944 Emmy Andriesse Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Photography http://bouillabaiseworkinprogress.blogspot.nl/2015/04/amsterdam-1944-emmy-andriesse-stedelijk.html