Football is the most popular sport in Germany. The national team has won the FIFA World Cup 4 times ( 1954 , 1974 , 1990 and 2014 ), and appears in the finals a lot. The team also has had the most Euro titles than any other country. The top football league in Germany is Bundesliga . Also, the German Football Association ( Deutscher Fußball-Bund ) is the largest in the world. Some of the world's best Footballers came from Germany. These would include Miroslav Klose , Oliver Kahn , Gerd Müller , Michael Ballack , Bastian Schweinsteiger , Franz Beckenbauer , and so on. Plus, many tournaments have taken place in Germany. The most recent was the 2006 FIFA World Cup , and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup . The Audi Cup takes place in Germany every year in Munich .
The M1942 design was a result of wartime demands. The rolled edge on the shell was eliminated, creating an unfinished edge along the rim. This edge slightly flared out, along the base of the skirt. The elimination of the rolled edge expedited the manufacturing process and reduced the amount of metal used in each helmet. Shell paint colors were typically matte grey-green (Heer) or grey-blue (Luftwaffe), and the decals were eliminated in 1943 to speed up production and reduce the helmet's combat visibility. Greater manufacturing flaws were also observed in M1942 helmets made late in the war. 
By late 1944, with the Allies advancing, Kitty and her mother were evacuated from Auschwitz. That winter, barefoot and in rags, she took part in an infamous death march across the mountains. ‘We were eating the snow. Then there was a miracle. In front of us were German refugees in their wooden carts. It took my group two seconds to weigh up the situation. We attacked them, took their food and I grabbed a bucket of lard. My mother was jubilant. We smeared ourselves with it and it saved a lot of us from exposure.’ At another point, she was herded into an air-tight truck on a train journey in which some 300 people died of suffocation. She was in the small Salzwedel concentration camp when liberated by the Americans on 14 April 1945.