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Unformatted text preview: Battle of Berlin Hannah R., Makenzie S., Diane D., Alyssia S. Why was the battle fought? It was fought because they just really wanted to kill Hitler. The Soviet Union was in Berlin and they had just discovered the death camps. They attacked Berlin so they could surrender the German army and end Hitler’s rule. WHo was involved in the Battle of Berlin? ● ● ● ● German Army vs. Soviet Army Soviet outnumbered the Germans Germans were sick, wounded and starving Desperate for soldiers, Germany included young boys and old men. Source: Ducksters: Education Site." Ducksters Educational Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2017. Key figures on axis and Allied fronts Soviet Union ● Georgiy Zhukov (1st Belorussian Front) ● Ivan Konev (1st Ukrainian Front) Germany Berlin Defence Area ● Helmuth Reymann ● Helmuth Weidling Inside the Berlin Defence Area approximately 45,000 soldiers, supplemented by the police force, Hitler Youth, and 40,000 Volkssturm. For the investment and assault on the Berlin Defence Area about 1,500,000 soldiers. What happened On April 20th, the Soviets began to bomb Berlin. They were working around the city and in a couple days, they had completely surrounded it. Hitler realized that they were going to lose and he desperately tried moved the army from western Germany to Berlin to save the city. The city was in 30, the Soviets and the Germans Hitler admitted Eva Braun. ruins and the streets were rubble. On April were getting close to the center of the city were quickly running out of ammunition. defeat and committed suicide with his wife "Battle of Berlin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 May 2017. Web. 25 May 2017. WHat went according to plan? What didn’t? ● ● ● ● ● On May 2nd, Germans surrender Few days later the remaining leaders of Nazi Germany surrenders War in Europe is now over Because the Soviet army was looking for him, Hitler commits suicide The battle took tolls On both sides Source: Ducksters: Education Site." Ducksters Educational Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2017. The Outcome and Significance for the Allies - Germany made an attempt to escape, but to little success - They surrendered the next day on May 2nd - A few days later, the remaining leaders of Nazi Germany surrendered to the allies, ending the war "World War II." Ducksters Educational Site. Web. 25 May 2017. Primary Source ● ● ● ● ● “The city was already in ruins from Allied air raids, food was scarce, the situation desperate - the only hope that the Allies would arrive before the Russians.” “The Soviets battled the German soldiers and drafted civilians street by street until we could hear explosions and rifle fire right in our immediate vicinity.” “Horrified, we watched the Soviets demolish the corner grocery store and throw its contents, shelving and furniture out into the street.” “Hunger now became a major concern because our ration cards were worthless with no hope of any supplies.” “The next day, General Wilding, the commander of the German troops in Berlin, finally surrendered the entire city to the Soviet army.” "The Battle of Berlin, 1945," EyeWitness to History, (2002). ...
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