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

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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.


Russians enter Berlin

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