German General Weidling Surrenders Berlin to Soviet Army Hot

German General Weidling Surrenders Berlin to Soviet Army

Raising the Soviet Flag over the Reichstag in Berlin

Timeline of History

Political History
Countries

The Soviet Army takes control of the ruins of the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Germany; General Weidling, commander of the Berlin defenses, officially surrenders the city to them.

At the Reich Chancellery, Ivan Churakov of the 79th Rifle Corps discovers the burned corpses of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, and two dogs in a shell crater. Over the course of the fighting for Berlin, 80,000 Soviet soldiers and 150,000 Germans are killed.

Video

Russians enter Berlin

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Germany's Catholic Bishops Hold Off Issuing Pastoral Letter in Anticipation of Polish Invasion
Birth of Leni Riefenstahl - Actress, Dancer, and Film Director
Hitler Tells Generals of False Operations to Make Poland Look Militarily Aggressive
Georgia's Cobb County Schools Require 'Balance' When Teaching Evolution
Chief Justice Roy Moore Charged With Ethics Violations