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SCHWEINFURT THEN AND NOW Pg. 5
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courtesy of Geoff Walden
 
Schillerplatz then
Schillerplatz 2006
Citizens hurry through the Schillerplatz toward an air-raid shelter during an alarm. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)
Comparison view today. The large building is the 1905 Justizgebäude (Justice Building).

 

Schrammstra├če then
Schrammstra├če in 2006
The residential and business areas adjacent to the bearing factories were particularly hard hit. This view shows buildings on Schrammstraße, across the street from the SKF-1 factory (on the left). (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)

Schrammstraße today.

 

SKF Factory 1 then

 

SKF Factory 1 in 2006 (where the mall is today)
The main factory building of the SKF-Werk I was heavily damaged. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)
The building was repaired, and new construction added on the near side. The company is now the world bearing supplier SKF.

 

SKF Factory 2 then
SKF Factory 2 today
The SKF-Werk II ball bearing factory burns after one of the bombing attacks. (Stadtarchiv Schweinfurt)
In common with most of the 1940s factory buildings, the SKF buildings were rebuilt in substantially their original form.

 

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