15 Feb 1844

Germany
  • The Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany began operations as an entertainment venue. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Oct 1881

Germany
  • Walther von Brauchitsch was born in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jun 1884

Germany
  • The construction of the Reichstag building began in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Jun 1884

Germany
  • Kaiser Wilhelm I laid down the foundation stone to the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 May 1885

Germany
  • Hellmuth Felmy was born in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Mar 1907

Germany
  • Heinz Brandt was born in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Dec 1912

Germany
  • German chancellor Theobold von Bethmann Hollweg announced in the Reichstag that, if Austria-Hungary was attacked by a third power while pursuing its interests, Germany would support Austria-Hungary and fight to maintain its own position in Europe. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
29 Jul 1915

Germany
  • Horst Grund was born in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Nov 1918

Germany
  • Communist revolutionary Karl Liebknecht, a forty-seven-year-old lawyer and one time member of the German Reichstag, and Rosa Luxemburg, an intellectual theorist raised the Red Flag over the Imperial Palace in Berlin, Germany and proclaimed the establishment of the Spartakusbund (Spartakus Gruppe) to oppose Ebert's new Socialist government. ww2dbase [AC]
9 Jan 1919

Germany
  • Serious incidents of fighting occurred in the streets of Berlin, Germany, between the Freikorps and the Leibknecht's Spartacists. The forces of the left were defeated. ww2dbase [AC]
13 Dec 1919

Germany
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille was born at Berliner Straße 164, Berlin, Germany at 2345 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Nov 1926

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels was appointed the Nazi Party Gauleiter of Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
3 Oct 1929

Germany
  • German Foreign Minister Gustav Stresemann passed away from a stroke in Berlin, Germany. The strongest figure in the Weimar government, Stresemann had negotiated the reduction in reparations and the treaty of Locarno, as well as getting Germany a seat in the League of Nations. In 1926 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As Foreign Minister he believed that Germany was destined eventually to dominate Europe, but meanwhile should remain conciliatory with the British, French and Americans. His death left the Weimar government considerably weakened. ww2dbase [AC]
1 Aug 1930

Photo(s) dated 1 Aug 1930
Prince Nobuhito with his wife during an unofficial visit to Berlin, Germany, 1 Aug 1930; photo taken at the Hotel Adlon
31 Jan 1931

Germany
  • Hellmuth Felmy's son, future actor Hansjörg Felmy, was born in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Apr 1931

Germany
  • A SA rebellion led by Walther Stenners briefly overturned the National Socialist leadership in Berlin, Germany, only to be swept aside by an emotional appeal by Hitler for the need for party loyalty. ww2dbase [AC]
9 Feb 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 May 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler departed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 May 1932

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 May 1932

Germany
  • The Do X aircraft arrived in Berlin, Germany, welcomed by 200,000 people. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Jul 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler spoke to three separate large crowds in the Berlin-Potsdam area in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Aug 1932

Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1932
Reichstag building, constitution celebration, Berlin, Germany, 11 Aug 1932
25 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels traveled from Berlin to Berchtesgaden in München-Oberbayern, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Hermann Göring was elected the president of the German Reichstag. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
12 Sep 1932

Germany
  • A new session of the German Reichstag began with Hermann Göring as its president. German Chancellor Franz von Papen attempted to issue the order to dissolve the Reichstag, but Göring pretended to not see him, and instead conducted a vote that effectively made Papen's order to dissolve the Reichstag useless. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Sep 1932
Chancellor Papen entering the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 12 Sep 1932
29 Jan 1933

Germany
  • The SA organization of the Nazi Party was mobilized in Berlin, Germany to guard against what turned out to be a false rumor of a coup d'état against Adolf Hitler's attempt to become the German Chancellor. ww2dbase [CPC]
30 Jan 1933

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler was named the Chancellor of Germany; three of the eleven cabinet posts were given to Nazi Party members. President Paul von Hindenburg required Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen to accompany Hitler for all meetings between the President and the Chancellor, thinking that would be sufficient to prevent Hitler from committing any drastic changes. As soon as 1700 hours on the very same day, Hitler made his first bid for greater power by demanding a re-election of the Reichstag, a motion which was defeated at this time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Feb 1933

Germany
  • In Berlin, Germany, Adolf Hitler met with top military leaders, ensuring that he would cooperate with the military, easing their fears that the Nazi SA organization would one day overtake the traditional military. On the same day, he attended the premiere of the film "Dawn" which was set in a doomed German submarine and was about sacrifice in war. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
27 Feb 1933

Germany
  • The German Reichstag building was destroyed by fire. 10,000 political opponents of the Nazi Party, mostly communists, were subsequently arrested. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Feb 1933
The Reichstag building on fire, Berlin, Germany, 27 Feb 1933
28 Feb 1933

Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1933
The Reichstag building in the morning after the fire, Berlin, Germany, 28 Feb 1933
23 Mar 1933

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1933
Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag about the Enabling Act, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 23 Mar 1933
5 Apr 1933

Germany
  • A council of German Christians, convened in Berlin, issued a call for a unified Protestant church faithful to the tenets of National Socialism, including the "Aryan cleansing" of the German church. ww2dbase [AC]
1 May 1933

Germany
  • The noted academic, Carl Schmitt, Professor of Law at Berlin University in Germany, joined the National Socialist Party. It was through his influence that so many German academics and lawyers would be exulted to accept the new order. ww2dbase [AC]
12 Dec 1933

Photo(s) dated 12 Dec 1933
Hermann Göring speaking to the Reichstag, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 12 Dec 1933
28 Feb 1934

Germany
  • At a conference in the Great Hall of the Army General Staff Building on Bendlerstrasse, Berlin, Germany, Hitler told the assembled senior Army and SA officers in no uncertain terms that the Army would be the sole bearer of arms, although for the time being the SA would continue its frontier protection duties and paramilitary training. In addition Hitler informed the delegates that the Army must be organized to carry out training to be ready for a defensive war in five years and a war of aggression in eight years. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
24 Apr 1934

Germany
  • In Germany, a Supreme Court was created in Berlin to take on the most serious cases of treason. ww2dbase [AC]
29 Jun 1934

Germany
  • Generalleutnant Ewald von Kleis flew to Berlin, Germany to warn General Werner von Fritsch of the impending violence between the SS and SA organizations of the Nazi Party. When Fritsch informed Walther von Reichenau at the Defence Ministry the latter simply replied that it was "too late now". ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
30 Jun 1934

Germany
  • Gregor Strasser was arrested at his home on the pretext that he was conspiring to overturn the state, and was shot by an SS captain a few hours later in a cell in the secret police headquarters in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
13 Nov 1934

Germany
  • Nazi Party Christians held a rally at the Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany, during which party officially announced what amounted to the Nazification of Christianity. ww2dbase [CPC]
8 Jan 1935

Germany
  • The Gestapo prison Columbia-Haus in Berlin, Germany became a concentration camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Aug 1936

Germany
  • The 1936 Olympic Games started in Berlin, Germany; anti-Semitic posters were temporarily removed for the duration of the events. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
9 Aug 1936

Germany
  • During the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal, becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad. Owens commented that Adolf Hitler, although biased against people of African descent, rose and waved at him as he paraded with other medal winners before the German leader; Franklin Roosevelt, however, "didn't even send me a telegram." ww2dbase [CPC]
6 Oct 1936

Germany
  • Oswald Mosley married Diana Mitford in secret at the home of Joseph Goebbels in Berlin, Germany. Their guests included Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Nov 1936

Germany
  • Columbia-Haus Concentration Camp in Berlin, Germany was closed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jan 1937

Germany
  • The Enabling Act of Mar 1933 was renewed by the German Reichstag even though Frick's Interior Ministry had wanted the government to have a larger say, and the Reichstag to give formal assent to new laws. The formal legal principle was retained that laws were, in theory, approved by "the Reich government as a collegium", and not by Hitler alone (this despite the fact that Hitler had long abandoned any pretence what the State was governed by a collective leadership, and instead issued decrees and directives on his own behalf). In a speech to the Reichstag upon the renewal, Hitler formally declared the German withdrawal from the Treaty of Versailles. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
4 Feb 1937

Photo(s) dated 4 Feb 1937
Hitler speaking to 15,000 rail workers from balcony of Reich Chancellery, 4 Feb 1937; Government Secretary Hans-Heinrich Lammers and Minister of Transport Julius Heinrich Dorpmüller next to Hitler
20 Apr 1937

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1937
Josef Dietrich, Adolf Hitler, and Heinrich Himmler at the entrance of the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 20 Apr 1937 during a celebration for Hitler
9 Jun 1937

Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1937
Chinese Finance Minister Kong Xiangxi (H. H. Kung) visiting Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 9 Jun 1937Ambassador Cheng Tianfang, Minister of Finance Kong Xiangxi (H. H. Kung), Minister of Navy Admiral Chen Shaokuan, and Minister of Economics Hjalmar Schacht in Berlin, Germany, 9 Jun 1937
10 Jun 1937

Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1937
Kong Xiangxi (H. H. Kung), Hjalmar Schacht, Chen Shaokuan, and others at the Chinese ambassasy in Berlin, Germany, 10 Jun 1937
27 Jun 1937

Germany
  • Pastor Martin Niemöller delivered an outspoken sermon in Berlin, Germany in which he made it clear that a Christian's obligation was to "obey God rather than man". Arrested for anti-state activity he was sentenced to seven months in prison in Mar 1938, after which Hitler had him committed to a Concentration Camp, from which he emerged alive in 1945. ww2dbase [AC]
4 Oct 1937

Germany
  • Hitler issued a comprehensive law for "the reconstruction of German cities", with priority being given to the rebuilding of Berlin. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
20 Jan 1938

Germany
  • Werner von Blomberg took a break from his honeymoon in Capri, Italy and returned to his office in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jan 1938

Photo(s) dated 30 Jan 1938
Adolf Hitler on the balcony of the Reich Chancellery, Berlin, Germany, 30 Jan 1938
12 Mar 1938

Photo(s) dated 12 Mar 1938
Adolf Hitler announcing the annexation of Austria to members of the Reichstag at Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, Mar 1938
21 May 1938

Germany
  • British Ambassador Nevile Henderson met with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop twice in Berlin, Germany on this date in regards to the tension over Czechoslovakia. British Foreign Minister Lord Halifax likewise met with German Ambassador Herbert von Dirksen in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Jun 1938

Germany
  • German businessman John Rabe sent a letter, a detailed report, and a roll of film (shot by US missionary George Fitch) to Adolf Hitler in the hopes that Germany would be able to influence Japan to cease the brutal treatment of the Chinese population. Rabe was unexpected threatened by the Gestapo several days later, warning him to remain quiet on this topic. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Aug 1938

Germany
  • British Ambassador to Germany Nevile Henderson noted to German diplomats that the United Kingdom would not risk British lives over Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Aug 1938

Germany
  • In Berlin, Germany, Colonel-General Ludwig Beck was forced to resign as Chief of the Army General Staff because of his consistent opposition to Adolf Hitler's decision to attack Czechosovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
24 Sep 1938

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Sep 1938

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler spoke at the Berlin Sportpalast in Germany, claiming that whether Europe was to go into war or remain in peace, it was now up to Czechoslovakian President Edvard Beneš. He also announced that Sudetenland was to be Germany's last territorial demand in Europe. In the United States, President Franklin Roosevelt sent Hitler a message in an attempt to maintain peace. Also on this day, French General Maurice Gamelin told Britain that France possess enough strength to overwhelm German defenses should France go to war over German threats on Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Sep 1938

Germany
  • In the early afternoon, Adolf Hitler moved several divisions to the German-Czechoslovakian border. In the late afternoon, he called for a military parade on the Unter den Linden boulevard in Berlin, Germany to rouse a patriotic sentiment; Berlin citizens responded coolly, however. In the United Kingdom, British military mobilized for war, school children were evacuated from London, while trenches were dug in the city's parks. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain recommended Czechoslovakian President Edvard Beneš to accept a partial military occupation of Sudetenland by the Germans. In the United States, President Franklin Roosevelt called for an international conference in an attempt to maintain peace. The King of Sweden also attempted to calm Hitler down, sending him a message advising him that German's current strength was no match for the combined strength of the opposing powers. Even the chief of the German Navy Erich Raeder attempted to convince Hitler to not provoke war. Late in the day, Czechoslovakia finally received some foreign support when Yugoslavia and Romania declared that they would offer military assistance should Hungary use force against Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Nov 1938

Photo(s) dated 11 Nov 1938
Vandalized Jewish store, Berlin, Germany, 11 Nov 1938
22 Nov 1938

Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1938
Men of Leibstandarte
10 Jan 1939

Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1939
Marble gallery of the New Reich Chancellery, Berlin, Germany, 10 Jan 1939
21 Jan 1939

Germany
  • Czechoslovakian foreign minister visited Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany; Hitler demanded Czechoslovakia to decrease the size of its military, to hand over a large portion of its gold reserves to be stored in Germany, and to begin excluding Jews in society. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jan 1939

Photo(s) dated 30 Jan 1939
Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 30 Jan 1939
12 Feb 1939

Germany
  • Slovakian nationalist leader Vojtech Tuka met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany, seeking support for Slovakian independence. Hitler answered in the affirmative. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Mar 1939

Germany
  • At 0115 hours, Czechoslovakian President Emil Hácha met with Adolf Hitler, who was accompanied by Wilhelm Keitel, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Theodor Morell, in Berlin, Germany. Hitler threatened Hácha that German forces were poised to invade Czechoslovakia at 0600 hours, so it was up to Hácha to either agree to a peaceful occupation or face a destructive invasion. At 0215 hours, Hitler left the conference room, and Göring and Ribbentrop continued to threaten Hácha with, among other things, the bombing of Prague. Hácha fainted twice during the negotiations, and both times were revived by injections by Dr. Morell. Hácha gave in at 0355 hours, and German troops marched across the borders at 0600 hours unopposed. In the evening, Adolf Hitler entered Prague in a grand parade. During the day in eastern Czechoslovakia, Hungarian forces marched into Ruthenia, ending the one-day-old nation of Capatho-Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Mar 1939

Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vojtech Tuka signed the official document in Berlin, Germany that declared Slovakia as an independent nation under German protection. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Mar 1939

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler returned from recently annexed Memel to Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Apr 1939

Germany
  • Italian Ambassador in Berlin, Germany, Attalico, sent a message to Rome, Italy, noting that war between Germany and Poland seemed imminent. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 May 1939

Germany
  • The French ambassador in Berlin, Germany dispatched a warning to French leadership of deteriorating German-Polish relations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 May 1939

Germany
  • The French ambassador in Berlin, Germany dispatched another warning to French leadership, noting that he had reasons to believe that Adolf Hitler was presenting or was about to present a plan to Joseph Stalin for the partition of Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 May 1939

Germany
  • Italy and Germany signed the "Pact of Steel" in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
28 May 1939

Germany
  • The Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano visited Berlin, Germany where he was given a great reception in his honour by Hitler. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
7 Jun 1939

Germany
  • In the German capital of Berlin, Germany signed separate non-aggression pacts with Latvia and Estonia. The documents were signed for Germany by Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop; Foreign Minister Vilhelms Munters signed for Latvia, and Foreign Minister Karl Selter signed for Estonia. ww2dbase [CPC]
26 Jul 1939

Germany
  • Low level German and Soviet diplomats had a friendly dinner together in Berlin, Germany, their discussions lasting a little after midnight. They concluded that a treaty between Germany and Soviet would mean peace in Eastern Europe, and that the Soviet Union should be aware of the United Kingdom, whose aggressiveness would undoubtedly drag the Soviet Union into a war should the two countries sign any military agreement with each other. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Aug 1939

Germany
  • The German expedition team consisting of Ernst Schäfer, Bruno Beger, Karl Wienert, Ernst Krause, and others, having departed Lhasa, Tibet in Aug 1939, arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
22 Aug 1939

Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop and the German delegation departed Berlin, Germany aboard two Condor aircraft for Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Aug 1939

Germany
  • In Berlin, Germany, journalist William Shirer noted in his diary "it looks like war" based on his observations throughout the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Aug 1939

Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Aug 1939

Germany
  • The German Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, handed the British Ambassador, Sir Neville Henderson, a list of terms that would allegedly ensure peace. These terms stipulated that Danzig would be returned to Germany, there would be a plebiscite in the Polish Corridor based on 1919 residency and there would also be an exchange of minority populations between Poland and Germany. The British thought these were fair demands and so the Polish Ambassador Józef Lipski went to see Ribbentrop, but was thrown out when he revealed that he did not have the power to sign the agreement. Germany then announced that Poland had refused its fair demands. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
28 Aug 1939

Germany
  • Citizens in Berlin, Germany observed troops moving toward the east. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Aug 1939

Germany
  • German official Hermann Göring hosted British Ambassador Nevile Henderson and Swedish businessman Birger Dahlerus at his home in Berlin, Germany for tea between 1700 and 1900 hours, during which the latter two made a last attempt to broker peace. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Sep 1939

Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1939
Rudolf Heß and Adolf Hitler at the Reichstag meeting at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 1 Sep 1939
3 Sep 1939

Germany
  • At 0900 hours, British Ambassador in Germany Nevile Henderson delivered the British declaration of war to German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, effective at 1100 hours; British Commonwealth nations of New Zealand and Australia followed suit. France would also declare war later on this day, effective at 1700 hours. In the afternoon, Adolf Hitler issued an order to his generals, again stressing that German troops must not attack British and French positions. Finally, Hitler also sent a message to the Soviet Union, asking the Soviets to jointly invade Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Adolf Hitler departed Berlin, Germany for the Eastern Front. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Sep 1939

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Sep 1939

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Sep 1939

Germany
  • Former German Army Commander-in-Chief Werner von Fritsch was buried in Berlin, Germany. Neither Adolf Hitler, nor Joachim von Ribbertrop, nor Heinrich Himmler attended the ceremonial state funeral. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
1 Oct 1939

Germany
  • Galeazzo Ciano met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Oct 1939

Germany
  • In a speech at the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, Adolf Hitler noted that he did not wish to wage war against France and the United Kingdom, and it would not be worth the blood of British, French, and German soldiers for Poland, since it was created unjustly by the Versailles Treaty. He proposed a multi-power conference to achieve peace. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1939
Adolf Hitler giving a speech to the Reichstag, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 6 Oct 1939; also present: Göring, Heß, Ribbentrop, Raeder, Frick, Goebbels, Neurath, Frank, Lammers, Seyß-Inquart, Keitel
11 Oct 1939

Germany
  • The radio station in Berlin, Germany reported the false rumor of the fall of the British government, and that the new government was to offer Germany peace terms. "Old women in the vegetable markets tossed their cabbages into the air, wrecked their stands in sheer joy and made for the nearest pub to toast the peace", reported journalist William Shirer. ww2dbase [CPC]
21 Oct 1939

Germany
  • General Erich von Manstein, Chief of Staff of Army Group A, obtained a copy of Plan Yellow whilst passing through Berlin, Germany on his way to set up Army Group A Headquarters at Koblenz. He found little to admire in the plan, considering it to be too much like the strategy of 1914, and even predicting that the advance would bog down at the same place – on the Somme River in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
7 Nov 1939

Germany
  • Hermann Göring met with American journalists at the Soviet embassy in Berlin, Germany and mocked the quality and quantity of the US-built aircraft that would soon arrive in Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Dec 1939

Germany
  • Vidkun Quisling met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Dec 1939

Germany
  • Vidkun Quisling met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Dec 1939

Germany
  • Vidkun Quisling met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Mar 1940

Germany
  • US Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles arrived in Berlin, Germany on a peace mission, and met with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop on the first day of his visit. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
2 Mar 1940

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler met with US Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Mar 1940

Germany
  • Hermann Göring met with US Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Mar 1940

Germany
  • US Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles departed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
19 Mar 1940

Germany
  • Yosuke Matsuoka departed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Apr 1940

Germany
  • Norwegian ambassador in Berlin warned Danish and Norwegian capitals of a possible invasion, as did British intelligence. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 May 1940

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler issued the order to commence the invasion of France and the Low Countries at dawn on the following day. At noon German meteorologists made a firm forecast of clear skies on the following morning; Adolf Hitler gave the meteorology officer a medal on the spot. In the afternoon, Hitler departed Berlin, Germany for this temporary forward headquarters codenamed Felsennest near Bad Münsereifel in the Rhineland region of Germany to observe the coming invasion. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC, AC]
7 Jun 1940

Germany
  • A French Navy NC.223 aircraft became the first Allied bomber to bomb Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | TH, CPC]
10 Jun 1940

Germany
  • A French Navy NC.223 aircraft bombed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
5 Jul 1940

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler departed from his headquarters at Tannenberg in southern Germany, returning to Berlin. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Jul 1940

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler spoke to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany about Allied warmongering and asked the United Kingdom to listen to reason and avoid war. Within an hour of the conclusion of the speech, the BBC broadcast an unofficial rejection to Hitler's bid for peace. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | TH, CPC]
  • Günther von Kluge was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Hermann Göring was promoted to the rank of Reichsmarschall, a rank created for him so that he would outrank all Field Marshals of the German military. The ceremony took place at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Hugo Sperrle was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Wilhelm Keitel was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Jul 1940
Adolf Hitler with newly appointed Field Marshals, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 19 Jul 1940
17 Aug 1940

Germany
  • German leaders designated Berlin as the European financial center after Germany's victory. ww2dbase [TH]
23 Aug 1940

Germany
  • The British RAF flew a retaliation strike against Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Aug 1940

Germany
  • 81 British Hampden bombers of No. 49 and No. 50 Squadrons attacked Berlin, Germany in the first retaliation attack for the raid on London, England. Clouds led to bombs falling largely in suburban lawns and gardens, killing only 6. Nevertheles, Luftwaffe chief Hermann Göring was shocked and embarrassed that the British bombers were able to get through in such great numbers. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
28 Aug 1940

Germany
  • Overnight, British bombers attacked Berlin, Germany, damaging Görlitzer railway station, killing 8 and wounding 21. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Aug 1940

Germany
  • RAF Bomber Command aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Sep 1940

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler addressed a crowd of factory workers, nurses, and relief workers during the Winter Relief Campaign at the Berlin Sportpalast, declaring that Germany would now answer British night raids on German cities with greater ferocity. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
23 Sep 1940

Germany
  • The British RAF Bomber Command sent 129 bombers for a night raid against Berlin, Germany, causing minimal damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Werner Mölders was presented Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross medal by Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Oct 1940

Germany
  • British bombers attacked Hamburg and Berlin in Germany, causing heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Oct 1940

Germany
  • The British RAF conducted the 25th raid on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
12 Nov 1940

Germany
  • Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov arrived in Berlin, Germany for discussions about spheres of influence in the Balkan Peninsula and in Finland. In the morning, German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop reassured Molotov that Germany had no further interest in eastern and southern Europe. In the afternoon, Molotov met with Adolf Hitler and relayed Joseph Stalin's request for Hitler to explain the recently formed German-Italian-Japanese military alliance and the recent German move into Romania; before Hitler gave a concrete answer, he noted that as the hour was getting late, the risk of British bombing was getting greater, thus the meeting should be broken up. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Having realized that his staff made plans to move visiting Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov to bomb shelters in case Allied bombers attacked Berlin, Adolf Hitler realized that the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Germany did not have an adequate bunker, and immediate ordered for a plan to be drawn up. Digging would begin in the middle of the Chancellery garden in 1943, but the construction would never be finished. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1940
Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop, Berlin, Germany, 12 Nov 1940. Photo 1 of 2.Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop, Berlin, Germany, 12 Nov 1940. Photo 2 of 2.
14 Nov 1940

Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1940
Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop shaking hands, Anhalter Station, Berlin, Germany, 14 Nov 1940Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop at Anhalter Station, Berlin, Germany, 14 Nov 1940. They are escorted by Foreign Office staff members Baron Alexander Von Dörnberg (2m tall) and Gustav Hilger (glasses)
18 Nov 1940

Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1940
Vyacheslav Molotov and Adolf Hitler at the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 18 Nov 1940; note Wilhelm Keitel in background
23 Nov 1940

Germany
  • Ion Antonescu of Romania signed the Tripartite Pact in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
21 Dec 1940

Germany
  • Berlin, Germany suffered minor damage from a British RAF bombing raid. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
27 Dec 1940

Germany
  • Erich Raedar met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jan 1941

Germany
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille began a period of rest at home in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Feb 1941

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1941
Danish police chief Dahl, Dr. Karl Ritter von Halt, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Kurt Daluege, and Karl Wolff at the Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, 16 Feb 1941
27 Feb 1941

Germany
  • Yosuke Matsuoka arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Mar 1941

Germany
  • Heinrich Himmler, Rudolf Heß, Fritz Todt, Reinhard Heydrich, and other top Nazi German official met in Berlin, Germany to discuss plans for resettling Eastern Europe with Germans. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Mar 1941

Germany
  • The RAF conducted its first bombing raid on Berlin, Germany for the year. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
26 Mar 1941

Germany
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka arrived in Berlin, Germany. He was not met by Joachim von Ribbentrop immediately as his German counterpart was busy with the recent political developments in Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Mar 1941

Germany
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka met with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in Berlin, Germany in the morning; Ribbentrop noted to Matsuoka that the United States was intimidated by the Axis alliance thus would not enter into the war even if Japan joined in to strike at British possessions in Asia. In the afternoon, Matsuoka met with Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Mar 1941

Germany
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka again met with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Before dawn in Berlin, Germany, General Franz Halder completed the German invasion plan for Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Mar 1941

Germany
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka again met with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in Berlin, Germany. Ribbentrop offered Matsuoka that, should the Soviet Union attack Japan while Japan embarked on a military campaign against British possessions in Asia, Germany would lend military assistance. Matsuoka countered, noting that the Soviet Union seemed to be friendly toward Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Mar 1941

Germany
  • In a lengthy speech in the Cabinet Room of the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Hitler told his assembled commanders of his intention to "exterminate" communism "for all time". ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AC]
2 Apr 1941

Germany
  • Subhash Chandra Bose arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Apr 1941

Germany
  • Overnight, RAF aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany, destroying the historical Opera House. It would be restored by 1943, but would again be bombed in Feb 1945. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Apr 1941

Germany
  • In Berlin, Germany, German ambassador to the Soviet Union Friedrich Werner von der Schulenburg attempted to convince Adolf Hitler that the Soviet Union was generally friendly toward Germany, and the two nations could achieve greater friendship by working closer together. ww2dbase [CPC]
3 May 1941

Photo(s) dated 3 May 1941
Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 3 May 1941
4 May 1941

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1941
Joachim von Ribbentrop and Joseph Goebbels at a Reichstag session, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 4 May 1941Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 4 May 1941, photo 1 of 2Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 4 May 1941, photo 2 of 2
13 Jun 1941

Germany
  • Walther von Brauchitsch returned to Berlin, Germany from an inspection of invasion forces in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jun 1941

Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop sent a message to the Japanese embassy in Berlin, Germany, asking the Japanese to jointly invade the Soviet Union by tearing up the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and attack Vladivostok, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Jul 1941

Photo(s) dated 19 Jul 1941
Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 19 Jul 1941
20 Jul 1941

Germany
  • Werner Mölders was promoted to the rank of Oberst and was transferred to the Reich Air Ministry in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Jul 1941

Germany
  • The German News Bureau in Berlin, Germany reported to the public that the Soviet capital of Moscow had been attacked by German bombers for the first time during the previous night; the aircraft were launched from captured airfields within a few hundred miles from the city. Meanwhile, the German High Command announced that the bombing of Moscow was done in retaliation for Soviet bombings on Bucharest, Romania and Helsinki, Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Aug 1941

Germany
  • During the night, the first Soviet air attack was made on Berlin, Germany by naval Ilyushin Il-4 twin-engine bombers. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
3 Oct 1941

Germany
  • At the Berliner Sportpalast in the German capital, Adolf Hitler announced during a rally that the Germans had captured 2,500,000 Soviet prisoners of war, destroyed or captured 22,000 guns, destroyed or captured 18,000 tanks, destroyed 14,500 aircraft, and since 1939 had expanded Germany by an area four times as large as Britain. He stressed that the Soviet Union had been broken and would never rise again. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
7 Nov 1941

Germany
  • After dark, 160 British RAF bombers attacked Berlin, Germany. 20 bombers were shot down. The Germans reported minimal damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Nov 1941

Germany
  • A state funeral was held for Werner Mölders in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop met with Hiroshi Oshima in Berlin, Germany, promising that Germany would declare war on the United States should Japan and the US enter a state of war; Ribbentrop, however, did not know Japan was planning on starting the war soon. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Nov 1941
Martin Bormann, Julius Schaub, Adolf Hitler, Karl Brandt, and Erhard Milch at the funeral service of Werner Mölders at the Reich Air Ministry, Berlin, Germany, 28 Nov 1941
9 Dec 1941

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany at 1100 hours. He decided to declare war on the United States on this date, but decided to withhold the announcement until 11 Dec in order to have enough time to draft his speech. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 11 Dec 1941
Adolf Hitler receiving salutes from the German Reichstag upon declaring war on the United States, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 11 Dec 1941German Reichstag saluting Adolf Hitler shortly after GermanyAdolf Hitler declaring war on the United States at the German Reichstag, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 11 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2Adolf Hitler declaring war on the United States at the German Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 11 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2
18 Jan 1942

Germany
  • Germany, Japan, and Italy signed a military agreement in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
24 Jan 1942

Germany
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille departed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jan 1942

Germany
  • In Berlin, Germany, fighter ace Adolf Galland was awarded Diamonds to his Knight's Cross by Adolf Hitler for achieving 94 kills. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
30 Jan 1942

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler spoke at the Berlin Sports Palace, threatening the Jews of the world with annihilation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Feb 1942

Germany
  • Vidkun Quisling arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
18 Feb 1942

Germany
  • Germany, Italy, and Japan signed a military convention in Berlin, Germany, laying down "guidelines for common operations against the common enemies." ww2dbase [CPC]
28 Feb 1942

Germany
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille arrived in Berlin, Germany for a period of home leave. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 16 Apr 1942
Crew of a Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun atop the Berlin Zoo flak tower, Berlin, Germany, 16 Apr 1942; note range measuring device in foreground and radar station in background
26 Apr 1942

Germany
  • The Nazi German parliament held its final meeting at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 May 1942

Germany
  • In Berlin, the German High Command recorded that units on the Eastern Front were currently 308,000 men understrength. ww2dbase [AC]
29 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 29 May 1942
Subhash Chandra Bose and Adolf Hitler, Reich Chancellery, Berlin, Germany, 29 May 1942
9 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1942
Himmler looked on as Heydrich
16 Jan 1943

Germany
  • British bombers attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Jan 1943

Germany
  • Journalist Richard Dimbleby flew in a British No. 106 Squadron Lancaster bomber over Berlin, Germany during a raid to record a live report, which was broadcast by the BBC on the following day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jan 1943

Germany
  • The British RAF's first daylight raid on Berlin, Germany was completed by No. 105 and No. 139 Squadrons' Mosquito aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
28 Feb 1943

Germany
  • 712 RAF aircraft (457 Lancaster, 252 Halifax, and 3 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany; 20 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Mar 1943

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels' diary entry on this date noted that "we are now definitely pushing the Jews out of Berlin" and expressing that many Jews were still in hiding in the city that needed to be found and deported. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Mar 1943

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, and Wilhelm Keitel attended a ceremony for a Heroes Memorial Ceremony in Berlin, Germany. An anti-Hitler conspirator wore an overcoat with explosives hidden inside, aiming to conduct a suicide mission to assassinate Hitler and perhaps take out some of his top command. A unexpected early departure, however, led to the abandonment of this mission. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 May 1943

Germany
  • In a conference in Berlin, Germany, Albert Speer recommended that the funding for military research be focused on the V-2 rocket program rather than being spread around a wide range of projects that included jets, heat-seeking missiles, sound-seeking torpedoes, and others. Ultimately this recommendation would be ignored. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Jul 1943

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler called for Otto Skorzeny to discuss the rescue of Benito Mussolini, but Skorzeny missed the initial call as he was drinking with a friend at Hotel Eden on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Aug 1943

Germany
  • 727 RAF bombers dropped 1,700 tons of explosives on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
31 Aug 1943

Germany
  • British RAF aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
26 Sep 1943

Germany
  • Otto Skorzeny presented three Knight's Cross medals at the Harvest Thanksgiving festival at the Berlin Sportpalast in Germany. In the early afternoon, he had lunch with Joseph Goebbels and his family. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 3 Oct 1943
Otto Skorzeny, Helmut Körner, Fritz Reinhardt, and Kurt Zschirnt at a rally at the Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943, photo 1 of 2Otto Skorzeny, Helmut Körner, Fritz Reinhardt, and Kurt Zschirnt at a rally at the Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943, photo 2 of 2German troops being honored at the Sportpalast for taking part in the rescue of Mussolini, Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943Otto Skorzeny presenting an award to Helmut Körner, Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943
18 Nov 1943

Germany
  • RAF Bomber Command launched a concerted series of attacks on the Berlin, Germany dubbed "Operation Berlin". During the first attack, more than 700 tons of bombs were dropped. Over a five-month period, Berlin is attacked 32 times and hit by 25,000 tons of bombs, killing more than 6,000 and leaving 1.5 million homeless; RAF lost 1,047 aircraft during the five-month bombing campaign. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
22 Nov 1943

Germany
  • Berlin, Germany was heavily bombed by 764 RAF aircraft (469 Lancaster, 234 Halifax, 50 Stirling, and 11 Mosquito), dropping over 2,300 tons of explosives; 26 bombers were lost. 175,000 Germans were made homeless and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was destroyed. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany was damaged by British bombers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
23 Nov 1943

Germany
  • 383 RAF aircraft (365 Lancaster, 10 Halifax, and 8 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Nov 1943

Germany
  • 6 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany; one aircraft was lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Before dawn, while on display at a museum in Berlin, Germany, the Do X aircraft was destroyed by British bombing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Nov 1943

Germany
  • RAF bombers attacked Frankfurt, Germany; 3 Mosquito aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany as diversion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Nov 1943

Germany
  • USAAF launched its heaviest raid on Bremen, Germany, while the RAF hit Berlin, Germany for the fifth night in a row with 443 Lancaster and 7 Mosquito aircraft. Stuttgart, Germany was attacked in diversion by 84 aircraft. 34 RAF aircraft were lost during this night. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
2 Dec 1943

Germany
  • 458 RAF aircraft (425 Lancaster, 15 Halifax, and 18 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany, dropping 1,500 tons of bombs; 40 bombers were lost (37 Lancaster, 2 Halifax, and 1 Mosquito). Two Siemens factories, a ball-bearing factory, and several railway installations were damaged. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
16 Dec 1943

Germany
  • 498 RAF aircraft (483 Lancaster and 15 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany; 25 Lancaster bombers were lost in combat and 29 more were lost while landing in bad weather. Berlin rail system was disrupted heavily, while the National Theater and the national archives buildings were destroyed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Dec 1943

Germany
  • 379 RAF aircraft (364 Lancaster, 7 Halifax, and 8 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany; 16 Lancaster bombers were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Dec 1943

Germany
  • British RAF dropped 2,000 tons of bombs on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
1 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 421 RAF Lancaster bombers attacked Berlin, Germany; 28 aircraft were lost. 15 Mosquito aircraft attacked Hamburg in diversion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 383 RAF aircraft (362 Lancaster, 9 Halifax, and 12 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany; 27 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 13 British Mosquito aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 20 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Berlin, Solingen, Koblenz, and Krefeld in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Jan 1944

Germany
  • The heaviest RAF raid on Berlin to date was launched, with 769 aircraft (495 Lancaster, 264 Halifax, 10 Mosquito) dropping over 2,300 tons of explosives on the German capital. 13 Lancaster and 22 Halifax bombers were lost. Damage on Berlin was thought to be extensive, but this could not be confirmed due to bad weather on the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein shot down three British aircraft near Berlin, Germany, increasing his victories to 78. His Ju 88 aircraft was damaged by the propeller of the third aircraft he shot down, a Lancaster bomber, and only barely made it back to the airfield and had to crash land. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 515 Lancaster and 15 Mosquito aircraft of the RAF attacked Berlin, Germany; 33 Lancaster bombers were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 677 RAF aircraft (432 Lancaster, 241 Halifax, and 4 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany; 46 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Jan 1944

Germany
  • In Germany, the Duisburg and Herbouville flying bomb site were bombed by 22 Mosquito aircraft of the RAF. Meanwhile, RAF bombers attacked Berlin and USAAF bombers attacked Frankfurt am Main and Ludwigshafen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jan 1944

Germany
  • 534 RAF aircraft (440 Lancaster, 82 Halifax, and 12 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany; 33 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Feb 1944

Germany
  • 891 RAF aircraft (561 Lancaster, 314 Halifax, and 16 Mosquito) attacked Berlin, Germany, dropping over 2,500 tons of bombs in what was the heaviest raid to date. The industrial Siemensstadt area was damaged. 26 Lancaster and 17 Halifax bombers were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Mar 1944

Germany
  • 29 USAAF bombers attacked Berlin, Germany; the attack was "accidental", as it was actually called off, but the aircraft failed to receive the order. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
4 Mar 1944

Germany
  • USAAF launched its first major bombing raid on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
6 Mar 1944

Germany
  • The US 8th Army Air Force journeyed all the way to Berlin, Germany for the first time. In all 474 bombers and their Mustang escort fighters flew to the German capital, facing a barrage of heavy flak and many Luftwaffe fighters. A total of 53 B-17 bombers and 16 fighters were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, AC]
8 Mar 1944

Germany
  • USAAF bombers attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
24 Mar 1944

Germany
  • 810 RAF aircraft attacked Berlin, Germany; 72 aircraft were lost. After sundown, Frankfurt was bombed by the RAF for the third time in four nights. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Mar 1944

Germany
  • 811 RAF bombers raided Berlin, Germany; 122 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Apr 1944

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler made his last major public appearance at Hans-Valentin Hube's funeral in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
7 May 1944

Germany
  • 1,500 bombers of the US 8th Air Force attacked Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
19 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 19 May 1944
B-17G Fortress B-17G Fortress B-17G Fortress B-17G Fortress
22 Jun 1944

Germany
  • Claus von Stauffenberg met with representatives from the German communists in eastern Berlin, Germany, not knowing one of them was a Gestapo spy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Jul 1944

Germany
  • Baron Hiroshi Oshima, the Japanese ambassador to Berlin, unaware that his reports were being read by the cryptanalysts in Bletchley Park in Britain, told Tokyo that the German high command was still awaiting for George Patton's army group to land in the Pas de Calais, France. A month after D-Day the "Fortitude" deception plan was still misleading the German generals. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
8 Jul 1944

Germany
  • Raoul Wallenberg landed at Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany and traveled to his sister's residence in the southwestern suburb of the city. He would experience his first air raid during that night. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Jul 1944

Germany
  • Claus von Stauffenberg was executed in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Sep 1944

Germany
  • German Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, head of Oberkommando der Heeres (OKH), ordered that "Malingerers and cowardly shirkers, including officers" should be executed immediately. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
8 Sep 1944

Germany
  • Former German intelligence officer Colonel Georg Hansen was executed at the Plötzensee Prison in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
20 Oct 1944

Germany
  • Otto Skorzeny arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Jan 1945

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler departed the Adlerhorst headquarters in Wetterau, Germany, returning to Berlin. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jan 1945

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany, and would remain here until the end of his life. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Jan 1945

Germany
  • Helmuth von Moltke was executed at the Plötzensee Prison in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Feb 1945

Germany
  • Judge Roland Friesler, the fanatical Nazi who condemned to death the July plotters against Hitler, was killed during an air raid on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
  • BBC war correspondent Guy Byam was killed when the Flying Fortress bomber in which he was reporting on a daylight raid on Berlin, Germany was shot down. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1945
Reconnaissance photo of 8th Air Force bomb damage to Berlin, Germany; taken Feb 3 1945
4 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 4 Feb 1945
View of Mohrenstrasse, Berlin, Germany after the Allied bombing of 3 Feb 1945
17 Feb 1945

Germany
  • Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden arrived in Berlin, Germany to negotiate for the repatriation of Swedish woman who had married a German man but now widowed or deserted. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Feb 1945

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler made what was to be his last speech to Reischsleiters and Gauleiters in the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | TH]
6 Mar 1945

Germany
  • Major-General Hellmuth Reymann, on Adolf Hitler's direct orders, became the military commander of Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
10 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1945
German civilians building a roadblock near the Hermannstraße S-Bahn station, Berlin, Germany, 10 Mar 1945, photo 3 of 6German civilians building a roadblock near the Hermannstraße S-Bahn station, Berlin, Germany, 10 Mar 1945, photo 2 of 6German civilians building a roadblock near the Hermannstraße S-Bahn station, Berlin, Germany, 10 Mar 1945, photo 1 of 6German boys digging a trench, Berlin, Germany, 10 Mar 1945
See all photos dated 10 Mar 1945
24 Mar 1945

Germany
  • B-17 bombers attacked the Daimler-Benz tank factory in Berlin, Germany; the bombers were escorted by P-51 fighters flown by African-American pilots of 332nd Fighter Group from Ramitelli Airfield in Italy. About 30 Me 262 jet fighter of German Jagdgeschwader 7 wing rose to defend. The American fighter and bomber airmen together claimed 16 jets shot down, but actual German records showed that only 8 were lost in this action. ww2dbase [CPC]
15 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Eva Braun arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Theodor Morell was ordered by Adolf Hitler to leave Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Apr 1945

Germany
  • During the night (with the Red army already entering the suburbs) RAF Bomber Command attacked Berlin, Germany for the last time during the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Theodor Morell was dismissed from his position as Adolf Hitler's personal physician, and departed the Führerbunker in Berlin, Germany in the evening. He was replaced by Ludwig Stumpfegger. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Wilhelm Keitel and Alfred Jodl departed Berlin, Germany for southern Germany on Adolf Hitler's orders. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler recognized that the war was lost, and released all non-essential personnel from the Führerbunker in Berlin, Germany. He assured those dismissed that "nobody is now duty-bound to anything." ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Apr 1945

Germany
  • After sundown, Albert Speer bid his final farewell to Adolf Hitler. He admitted to Hitler that he had sabotaged Hitler's scorched earth policies, and Hitler forgave him for disobeying the order. Speer toured the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany for the last time before leaving for Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Theodor Morell departed Berlin, Germany by aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Apr 1945

Germany
  • When units of Soviet 1st Byelorussian and 1st Ukrainian Fronts met near Kietzen, completing the encirclement of Berlin, Germany. German III.SS-Panzer Korps attempted to break this newly formed encirclement in failure. About 70 kilometers to the south, American and Soviet troops met at Torgau. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Robert von Greim arrived at Gatow, Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Apr 1945

Germany
  • At Adolf Hitler's bunker in Berlin, Germany, Generaloberst Robert Ritter von Greim was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall and was named by Hitler as Hermann Göring's replacement. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • General Walther Wenck's German 12.Armee started to move in an attempt to relieve Berlin, Germany, but this attempt was repulsed by Soviet forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Hanna Reitsch attempted to convince Magda Goebbels at the Führerbunker in Berlin, Germany to let her take the Goebbels children to safety, but Goebbels refused to yield. In the evening, Adolf Hitler gave Reitsch a vial of poison before sending her on a mission out of Berlin, in case of her capture by the Soviets. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Obergruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, Eva Braun's Brother-in-law, deserted his station in the Chancellery bunkers in Berlin, Germany but was found hiding at his home in the Charlottenburg district by SS-Obersturmbannführer Peter Högl and arrested. After interrogation by the Gestapo in which he reveals Heinrich Himmler's treachery he was taken out into the Chancellery gardens and shot. ww2dbase [AC]
27 Apr 1945

Germany
  • German 9.Armee and 20.Armee both attempted to attack towards Berlin, Germany, but both were rebuffed by Soviet forces. Inside Berlin, Soviet forces completed the capture of Templehof airfield, with other fighting concentrated in the Spandau and Grunewald areas. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, AC]
28 Apr 1945

Germany
  • In Berlin, Germany, Marshal Ivan Koniev's men had virtually cleared the Potsdamer Strasse and Soviet troops were now within a mile of the Chancellery and the Reichstag, spurred on by Joseph Stalin's explicit wish that the Soviet flag should fly there in time for the May Day celebrations. In the bunker under the Chancellery, Adolf Hitler awaited reports for the progress of the counterattack he had ordered Walther Wenck to commence; he would receive no such report as he counterattack never took place. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC, AC]
  • Robert von Greim departed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun in his bunker in Berlin, Germany, and began dictating his final political testament and will. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • In the afternoon, Colonel Nicolaus von Below and other three adjutant officers departed Adolf Hitler's bunker in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Apr 1945

Germany
  • The recently married Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in Berlin, Germany. Their bodies were burned near the Chancellery bunker. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | CPC]
  • In the Tiergarten district of Berlin, Germany, Zhukov launched an assault, refusing to permit an armistice, demanding only unconditional surrender. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Eva Hitler committed suicide in the Führerbunker in Berlin, Germany by ingesting cyanide. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1945
T-34-85 tank and SU-100 tank destroyer of Soviet 1st Guards Tank Army outside of Berlin, Germany, 30 Apr 1945
1 May 1945

Germany
  • German 12.Armee retreated from Berlin, Germany to the Elbe River and attempted to begin negotiations with US troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Hans Krebs informed Vasily Chuikov of Adolf Hitler's suicide, thus Chuikov became the first Soviet general to learn of this news. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet SMERSH agents arrested Reichssicherhetsdienst (RSD) Gruppe commander Oberführer Johann Rattenhuber in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Artur Axmann departed from Adolf Hitler's bunker in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 May 1945
Maria Shalneva directing military vehicular traffic in Berlin, Germany, 1 May 1945
2 May 1945

Germany
  • General Helmuth Weidling accepted General Vasily Chuikov's terms of unconditional surrender; the surrender of the Berlin garrison in Germany was to be effective at 1500 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Soviet SMERSH agents captured German SS-Gruppenführer Johann Rattenhuber, Rear Admiral Hans-Erich Voß, General of Artillery Helmuth Weidling, and SS General Wilhelm Mohnke in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Soviet Hammer and Sickle flag was hoisted atop the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | TH]
  • Werner Haase was captured by Soviet troops in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 May 1945
Red Army soldier Mikhail Alekseevich Yegorov of Soviet 756 Rifle Regiment flying the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 2 May 1945, photo 1 of 2Red Army soldier Mikhail Alekseevich Yegorov of Soviet 756 Rifle Regiment flying the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 2 May 1945, photo 2 of 2; Meliton Kantaria and another watching nearbyGerman troops surrendering their weapons near a subway entrance, Berlin, Germany, 2 May 1945
4 May 1945

Germany
  • Hans Fritzsche was brought to the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany to identity the body of Joseph Goebbels. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
5 May 1945

Germany
  • SMERSH agents attached to Soviet 3rd Shock Army found two burned bodies in a bomb crater near the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany and buried them without much thinking. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
6 May 1945

Germany
  • SMERSH agents of Soviet 3rd Shock Army sneaked into a section of Berlin, Germany occupied by a different Soviet unit to secretly retrieve two burned bodies near the Chancellery; they believed that one of them might be that of Adolf Hitler's. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Werner Haase was brought by the Soviets to examine and identify the remains of the Goebbels family in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 May 1945

Germany
  • A special medical commission of Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front headed by Lieutenant Colonel Faust Shkaravsky performed an autopsy on the two bodies retrieved near the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, one of which was suspected to be that of Adolf Hitler's. He noted that a part of the skull on one of the bodies was missing, but the cause of death of that person was more likely cyanide poisoning. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 May 1945
Wilhelm Keitel signing surrender documents at the Soviet headquarters near Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945Georgy Zhukov reading the act of the German surrender, with Arthur Tedder seated next to him, Berlin, 8 May 1945German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel formally surrendering to Soviet Marshal Georgi Zhukov, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945German Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, and Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg at the surrender ceremony at Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945 Photo 1 of 2
See all photos dated 8 May 1945
9 May 1945

Germany
  • Soviet SMERSH agents arrested Käthe Heusermann, chief assistant to Adolf Hitler's dentist Dr. Hugo Blaschke, to assist in the identification of the body retrieved in Berlin, Germany which was suspected to be that of Hitler's. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 May 1945
Soviet Army photographer Yevgeny Khaldei in Berlin, Germany, May 1945; note Brandenburg Gate in backgroundSoviet troops flying a flag atop Hotel Adlon on Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany, May 1945Red Army soldiers celebrating the victory in Berlin, Germany, May 1945Soviet soldiers in a tram, Berlin, Germany, May 1945
11 May 1945

Germany
  • Military medical doctor Lieutenant Colonel Faust Shkaravsky of Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front concluded that one of the two bodies Soviet SMERSH agents retrieved near the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany was that of Adolf Hitler's. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Soviet counterintelligence official Pavel Meshik reported to the Soviet high command in Berlin, Germany that Soviet discipline was poor, and that lootings and rapings continued to occur in and around the German capital. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 30 May 1945
The Berlin Zoo flak tower after the battle, Germany, 1945; note two destroyed IS-2 tanks in foreground
31 May 1945

Germany
  • Soviet SMERSH captured German intelligence officer Erwin Stolze in Berlin, Germany in civilian clothing. ww2dbase [CPC]
3 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Jun 1945
War damaged Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany, 3 Jun 1945
18 Jun 1945

Germany
  • General Nikolai Berzarin, the Soviet commander in Berlin, Germany, was killed in a car crash in the city. ww2dbase [AC]
1 Jul 1945

Germany
  • US 2nd Armored Division moved into Berlin, Germany to take over the American Zone. ww2dbase [TH]
3 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1945
Graffiti left by Russian soldiers covered the pillars inside the ruins of the German Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, 3 Jul 1945
4 Jul 1945

Germany
  • British 7th Armored Division entered Berlin, Germany to occupy the British Zone. ww2dbase [TH]
  • General Omar Bradley took control of the American sector of Berlin, Germany from the Soviets. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
5 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Jul 1945
British and Soviet soldiers on the balcony of the Old Reich Chancellery building, same spot where Adolf Hitler had made many of his speeches, Berlin, Germany, 5 Jul 1945
7 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1945
The war damaged Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany, 7 Jul 1945
9 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 9 Jul 1945
Columbushaus and other buildings at Potsdamer Platz in ruins, Berlin, Germany, 9 Jul 1945
10 Jul 1945

Germany
  • United Kingdom, United States, and the Soviet Union agreed to include France in the administration of Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
12 Jul 1945

Germany
  • Bernard Montgomery awarded Georgy Zhukov Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Bernard Montgomery awarded Konstantin Rokossovsky Knight Commander of the British Empire at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1945
Georgi Zhukov, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and other Soviet officers greeting Bernard Montgomery and other British officers at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945Georgy Zhukov, Bernard Montgomery, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Vasily Sokolovsky (rear row, between Montgomery and Rokossovsky) in Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945; note Brandenburg Gate in backgroundBernard Montgomery awarding Georgy Zhukov Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945Bernard Montgomery and Georgy Zhukov saluting UK 7th Armoured Division during the parade at Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945
See all photos dated 12 Jul 1945
15 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Jul 1945
US C-54 Skymaster aircraft at the Berlin-Gatow airfield, Germany, 15 Jul 1945; these aircraft brought Harry Truman and other US leaders to Berlin for the Potsdam ConferenceBritish Foreign Minister Anthony Eden arriving at Berlin-Gatow airfield, Berlin, Germany, 15 Jul 1945Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery welcoming British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Berlin-Gatow airfield, Germany, 15 Jul 1945British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting honor guards from British Royal Navy, British Royal Air Force, British Grenadier Guards regiment, and Canadian troops, Berlin-Gatow airfield, Germany, 15 Jul 1945
See all photos dated 15 Jul 1945
16 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Jul 1945
British soldiers in line for tea at NAAFI Mobile Canteen No. 750 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, 16 Jul 1945US President Harry Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Fleet Admiral William Leahy touring the ruins of Hitler
20 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 1945
Dwight Eisenhower and Lucius Clay at the airfield in Gatow, Berlin, Germany, 20 Jul 1945; note Omar Bradley in backgroundDwight Eisenhower, George Patton, and Harry Truman, Berlin, Germany, 20 Jul 1945
21 Jul 1945

Germany
  • British Prime Minister Winston Churchill took the salute at a parade of the 7th Armoured Division through the Charlottenburger Chaussee in Berlin, Germany. This was a great honour to the "Desert Rats" who had fought all the way from El Alamein, Egypt to the German capital. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
24 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 24 Jul 1945
Lord Louis Mountbatten arriving at Berlin-Gatow airfield, Germany for the Potsdam Conference, 24 Jul 1945Louis Mountbatten reading a dispatch, Berlin-Gatow airfield, Berlin, Germany, 24 Jul 1945
28 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1945
Sir Alexander Cadogan, Group Captain D. M. Somerville, and Ernest Bevin arriving at Gatow Airport in Berlin, Germany to attend the Potsdam Conference, 28 Jul 1945British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, accompanied by Captain D. Somerville, arriving at Berlin-Gatow airfield, Berlin, Germany, 28 Jul 1945
7 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1945
George Patton and Georgy Zhukov, Berlin, Germany, 7 Sep 1945
6 May 1946

Photo(s) dated 6 May 1946
Allied officers during a parade in Berlin, Germany, 6 May 1946; note ruins of Reichstag building in background
28 Jul 1947

Germany
  • British engineers demolished the smaller building of the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower complex in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Aug 1947

Germany
  • British engineers set off 25 tons of explosives in a failed attempt to demolish the main building of the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Mar 1948

Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1948
Clearing rubble in front of the Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany, 18 Mar 1948
24 Jun 1948

Germany
  • In Germany, the Berlin Blockade began. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Jul 1948

Germany
  • In Germany, the Berlin Air Lift began. ww2dbase [CPC]
12 May 1949

Germany
  • In Germany, the Berlin Blockade was lifted. ww2dbase [CPC]
7 Oct 1949

Photo(s) dated 7 Oct 1949
Vasily Chuikov, Otto Grotewohl, and Johannes Dieckmann at the founding of East Germany, Berlin, 7 Oct 1949General Vasily Chuikov and Ambassador Vladmir Semyonov at the founding of East Germany, Berlin, 7 Oct 1949, photo 1 of 5General Vasily Chuikov at the founding of East Germany, Berlin, 7 Oct 1949Otto Grotewhol, Luitpold Steidle, and Vasily Chuikov at the founding of East Germany, Berlin, 7 Oct 1949
See all photos dated 7 Oct 1949
11 Nov 1949

Photo(s) dated 11 Nov 1949
Vasily Chuikov and Alexander Kotikov, Berlin, East Germany, 11 Nov 1949, photo 1 of 2Vasily Chuikov and Alexander Kotikov, Berlin, East Germany, 11 Nov 1949, photo 2 of 2Vasily Chuikov, Hermann Kastner, and Otoo Grotewohl in Berlin, East Germany, 11 Nov 1949
23 Mar 1950

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1950
Ruins of Hotel Adlon and surroundings on Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany, 23 Mar 1950
3 Jan 1951

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1951
General Vasily Chukov (left) and Ambassador Vladmir Semyonov (background) with President Wilhelm Pieck (right), Berlin, East Germany, 3 Jan 1951
7 Oct 1954

Photo(s) dated 7 Oct 1954
Hermann Matern, Otto Grotewohl, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Walter Ulbricht at the Soviet War Memorial, Berlin-Treptow, East Germany, 7 Oct 1954
26 Sep 1955

Germany
  • Erich Raeder was released from Spandau Prison in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Aug 1958

Germany
  • Artur Axmann was fined 35,000 German Marks by a court in West Berlin, Germany for indoctrinating German boys with Nazi Party ideology. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Dec 1963

Germany
  • In Germany, West Berlin citizens were allowed to visit East Berlin for the first time in more than two years. ww2dbase [CPC]
7 Oct 1979

Photo(s) dated 7 Oct 1979
Erich Honecker, Leonid Brezhnev, and Vasily Chuikov at East German
3 Oct 1990

Germany
  • The official German reunification ceremony was held at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Oct 1990

Germany
  • The German parliament met at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany for the first time since 1942. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Oct 1996

Germany
  • Artur Axmann passed away in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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