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Today in History: 23 May 1945


Germany: Heinrich Himmler Committed Suicide

On this day in 1945, Heinrich Luitpold Himmler committed suicide, thereby avoiding war crimes prosecution following Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II. He had been arrested the previous day by British forces. He was one of the main leaders of Nazi Germany and oversaw many of the vile projects that the Nazis enforced throughout their conquered lands, including that of the Holocaust.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Himmler

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Today in History: 07 May 1945


V-E Day: Unconditional Surrender of Germany in World War II

On this day in 1945, German General Alfred Jodl signs terms of unconditional surrender to end German resistance in World War II.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Instrument_of_Surrender
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day


Today in History: 30 April 1945


WWII: Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

On this day in 1945, with the defeat of Germany before him, Adolf Hitler committed suicide with wife of one day, Eva Braun.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler


Today in History – 23 May 1945


Germany – World War II: Heinrich Himmler Committed Suicide

Heinrich Himmler, a leading Nazi and mass murderer in World War II, committed suicide on this day in 1945. This before he was brought to justice for his crimes.

Himmler was born on the 7th October 1900. He became a leading member of the Nazi Party and was a major player in the leadership that brought about the Holocaust (the mass murder of millions of Jews, Roma, Poles, Communists and POWs).

 


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