In 1945-46, U. S. Officer Heinzmann was stationed in Germany. He made lps and sent them to his mother in California. The lps were discovered in 2003, and Der Spiegel has put them on line with photos. It puts whatever economic problems we have into perspective.
Stunde Null is the German phrase for the post-war period, when Germany had to rebuild itself from nothing, physically and morally.