April 22, 1945 : Hitler admits defeat

Introduction

On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler, learning from one of his generals that no German defense was offered to the Russian assault at Eberswalde, admits to all in his underground bunker that the war is lost and that suicide is his only recourse. Almost as confirmation of Hitler’s assessment, a Soviet mechanized corps reaches Treuenbrietzen, 40 miles southwest of Berlin, liberates a POW camp and releases, among others, Norwegian Commander in Chief Otto Ruge.

Article Details:

April 22, 1945 : Hitler admits defeat

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    April 22, 1945 : Hitler admits defeat

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-admits-defeat

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks