Table of Data Points

Tag : Germany

1945-05-06Last Axis Sally

Axis Sally gave her last broadcast, just two days before the German surrender. After the war Mildred Gillars blended into the mass of displaced civilians, but was captured and flown to the United States for trial in 1948.

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1945-05-051945-05-08Prague Uprising

Czech resistance troops fight to liberate Prague from German occupying troops at the end of the war. The clash ended in a ceasefire a day before red army troops arrive.

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1945-05-05Mauthausen-Gusen Librated

The 41st Recon Squad of the US 11th Armored Division led by S/SGT Albert J. Kosiek arrive at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. It had been one of the largest labour camps in Europe and had resulted in the deaths of between 122,766 and 320,000 inmates.

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1945-05-051945-05-11Prague Offensive

The last major offensive on the Eastern front. Fought after the fall of Berlin and VE day. Soviet troops liberate Prague and capture or kill the remaining German troops in Army Group Center.

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1945-05-04Neuengamme Liberated

British troops liberated Neuengamme concentration camp. Over half of it's 106,000 inmates had died by the end of the war.

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1945-05-03Lubeck Bay Ships

Unaware of the true nature of their targets, RAF Typhoons of 83 Group of the 2nd Tactical Air Force attack three prison ships in Lubeck Bay, Deutschland, Thielbek, and Cap Arcona. Thousands of prisoners are killed.

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1945-05-03British in Hamburg

British troops capture Hamburg. The city is not defended.

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1945-05-02Wobbelin Liberated

Troops from the 82nd airborne division liberate Wobbelin Concentration Camp. They discover the bodies of over 1000 inmates.

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1945-05-02SS abandon Neuengamme

The last SS troops leave the Neuengamme concentration camp. From 1938 to 1945 over half of the 106,000 prisoners who had been interned there had died.

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1945-04-30Hitler kills himself

With Soviet troops advancing through Berlin, Adolf hitler and his wife Eva Braun commit suicide in the Fuehrerbunker. Their bodies are burned in a bomb crater by SS Sturmbannuhrer Otto Gunsche and other Fhrerbunker aides.

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