Noah Beil


Contemporary Photographers

“The intense bombing of World War II left many cities in Europe clogged with piles of rubble, the remains of demolished masonry buildings. This debris needed to be cleared for post-war rebuilding efforts to begin. After intact bricks were recovered for reuse, with much of the manual labor performed by women, the waste materials were transported to distributed collection locations and piled into hills known in German as Schuttberg or Trümmerberg. The debris hills are difficult to distinguish from naturally occurring features, having been landscaped into parks with manicured grass and densly vegetated sections.” - Noah Beil