Dnipropetrovsk is a Ukraine’s fourth largest city, with one million inhabitants.
A vital industrial centre of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk was one of the key centres of the nuclear, arms, and space industries of the former Soviet Union. Because of its military industry, Dnipropetrovsk was a closed city until the 1990s.
In 1942 Ukraine was almost fully captured by the Reich, the occupied cities were full of Germans. However some people looked for adventures even then. They were ready to go to “the wild country” already captured by the “cultured” nazi troops. Such photos were used to be brought from such trips.
They say that the city was quiet and empty, especially in winter.
After European countries such a place was probably quite exotic for coddles from the cities of the third Reich…