During an air raid in the night from October 9th to October 10th 1943, Georg Passier‘s 36th birthday, large parts of the city of Hanover are destroyed, including the parent firm in the Lange Laube. The front house is completely destroyed, and with it an important sight of Hanover in those days, the life-sized horse and saddle in the shop window. Business carries on initially until the whole building is completely destroyed by aircraft bombs on 25th March 1945 This aerial view from after the war shows the serious damage and totally destroyed premises of the parent firm.
Georg Passier, however, follows his basic principle “We have to move on“. Following a stock take of both the evacuated machines and leathers which remained undamaged, preparations for a new start can be undertaken. At first the production is taken up only provisionally in the production halls of “Am Herrenhäuser Bahnhof“. This “temporary solution“ is to last over 20 years, however.