Table of Data Points

Tag : Germany

1946-02-12Operation Deadlight

At 10:04 a.m., U 3514 received the dubious honor of being the last U-boat sunk by Operation Deadlight, the scuttling of surrendered German U-Boats.

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1945-11-211946-10-01Nuremberg Trials

A series of trials, or tribunals, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after its defeat in World War II.

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1945-07-171945-08-02Potsdam Conference

Stalin, Churchill, and Truman meet to discuss the post war fate of Germany.

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1945-05-23Flensburg Dissolved

A British liaison officer meets with all members of the Donitz' government and reads an order from General Dwight Eisenhower ordering the dissolution of the provisional government and arrest of all its members.

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1945-05-23Himmler commits suicide

Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide after being captured by a British Army unit in Bremen. He was scheduled to stand trial at Nuremburg for war crimes.

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1945-05-16Wuppertal Captured

Troops from the US 78th Infantry Division capture Wuppertal, encountering scant resistance.

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1945-05-141945-05-15Last Battle - Poljana

The last battle of the war is fought between a mixed detachment of 30,000 Axis troops and Yugoslav partisan forces. The Axis column was attempting to retreat into British controlled Austria.

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1945-05-091945-05-16Channel Islands Liberated

The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are liberated. The German garrison on Alderney did not surrender until the 16th, one of the last Nazi outposts to capitulate.

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1945-05-09Stutthof Liberated

Stutthof, the first concentration camp built inside Germany, was the last liberated by Allied forces. Soviet troops arrive to find 100 prisoners still alive. Of the 110,000 deported there during the war over 85,000 had died.

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1945-05-07Unconditional Surrender

Generaloberst Alfred Jodl signs the instruments of undconditional surrender on behalf of the new German president Karl Donitz. Jodl was later tried and executed for war crimes.

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