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1945 - Zero Hour
The year 1945, also called "Zero Hour", represents a chasm in the history of Germany and Europe and can be seen as both an end and a beginning.
8 May 1945 was the day total surrender was signed and it signalled the final collapse of the Nazi regime - it was a a day of liberation for the many. At the Potsdam conference in the summer of 1945, the allies reshaped Europe.

1945 - the main events

27 January 1945 - Liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army

4 - 11 February - The Yalta Conference

11 April 1945 Liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp by US forces.

8 May 1945 Total surrender of Germany / Day of Liberation

17 July - 2 August 1945 - Potsdam Conference

6 August - 9 August 1945 Atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

2 September 1945 - Japan surrenders

20 November 1945 - Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials "Crimes against Humanity"

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