Soviet soldiers fire artillery at pockets of German resistance as they enter the suburbs of Berlin. The Battle of Berlin was the final major offensive of the European Theater of the war. Beginning 12 January 1945, The Soviets breached the German front as a result of the Vistula-Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) a […]
British soldiers permit former SS camp guards at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to rest. However, they are forced to do so in one of the empty mass graves they were made to dig for the thousands of unburied corpses of inmates. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, near Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany. April 1945.