Munich, including the LMU, suffers severe bombing. Over 70% of the city’s buildings are destroyed.

Munich was attacked from the air in 1940, but the city first became the target of intensive aerial bombardment in 1942. The worst raids came in July 1944. On 13 July, LMU’s Main Building was destroyed. Teaching activities came to a near standstill – with the few remaining classes being held in ruined premises or in professors’ homes. The situation continued to deteriorate, and the planned Summer Semester 1945 was cancelled.


  1. Zerstörter Lichthof des LMU Hauptgebäudes

The Main Building after the war.

Direct hit: The Atrium of LMU…


… and the Audimax

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