F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: May 2, 1945

Destroyed, defeated and not yet divided in two: Berlin after the unconditional surrender
Picture: Picture Alliance

The last city commander gives up the unequal fight for the imperial capital. The Wehrmacht in Italy is also giving up. May 2nd, 1945 in the F.A.Z. Chronicle.

I.In 1945, the war that the Wehrmacht carried across Europe returned to its country of origin. Now millions in Germany fear for their lives and their future. While the front position is changing at an ever faster pace, the world of the post-war era is already emerging elsewhere. Adolf Hitler and his family hope to the end that the alliance of opponents will break up.

The Allies only really agree on one goal: Hitler and his regime must go, Germany and its allies must capitulate unconditionally. In the meantime, reconstruction is already being discussed in France. And Britain senses that the world power era is over. The most important events of the last weeks of the war:


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