Today In History- May 2

Today In History- May 2


The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.

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Soviets place flag on Reichstag in Berlin takeover.

  • Berlin, Germany

Following months of intense opposition from the Germany Army, on May 2, 1945, the Soviet Union finally captured the German capital, and raised their flag over the Reichstag Parliament building.  Germany unconditionally surrendered just days after and effectvely ended World War Two in Europe.  Berlin was left in ruins, and citizens suffered tremendously with the advance of the Soviets throughout the German capital.

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