How Bavaria became what it is today
The history from a recipient to donor land
By Rudolf Erhard
Is Bavaria becoming a myth?
For example, in inter-state fiscal adjustment.
Until 1986,Bavaria was a beneficiary country and once again in 1992.
It should be noted: thestructural change in Bavaria after 1945 found better conditions as, for example, inWestphalia - no legacies such as coal and steel industries and mining existed.
Troops of the seventh Army march into Bavaria on April 30, 1945. At four o'clock in theafternoon, the first American Jeep reaches the Munich Town Hall. At the helm, WolfgangRobinow, a 27 year old German Master Sergeant. In 1933 he emigrated with his jewish parents to the United States: "There were girls hugging everyone around the neck and we had received tons of flowers,which were thrown into the Jeep. Oh, yeah, the Marienplatz square was crowded." The next morning at 5:30, the Bavarian capital is in the hands of US troops. They see acity that is one-third destroyed. In Nuremberg, 51 per cent of the city lay in rubble andash, Würzburg even 75 percent.On May 28, 1945, just three weeks after the war, Bavaria receives its first post-war PrimeMinister. The "Regional Military Government" appoints Fritz Schäffer - a lawyer and lastChairman of the Bavarian People's Party and former member of the Council of State. He