A 1948 COLLIERS MAGAZINE article clarified the type of misery experienced by the citizens of Berlin during the Allied occupation of that city:
"Misery, unfortunately, does not become Berlin. It was different when the flags flew and the bands played, but now something seems to have gone askew with the abundant German spirit. Outside of a few relief agencies, no one seems willing to help anyone else. Instead, it is every man for himself, and the battle for survival has deteriorated into such a vicious free-for-all that, for sheer meanness, Berlin is unsurpassed by any other city in the world. If Berlin had a crest now, it would undoubtedly depict two Berliners at each other's throats, with a third Berliner making off with their overcoats."
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