German City Evacuated over Discovery of World War II Bombs

At least 50,000 people in the German city of Hannover were evacuated after the discovery of five World War II bombs. In 1943, Hannover was bombed by allied forces, killing more than 1,250 people and displacing 250,000 others. Evacuations due to bomb discoveries are rare in Germany, and Sunday’s evacuation was the second-largest ever, behind last year’s evacuation of 54,000 people in Augsburg. On Sunday, Hannover set up recreational events on Sunday in order to help residents pass the time, and food was provided.