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WWII: The Fall of Nazi Germany

I found a very interesting photo series in The Atlantic, called "World War II: The Fall of Nazi Germany." It is part of their 20-part retrospective, "World War II in Photos." 

From their intro:

 "East met West on the River Elbe on April 25, 1945, when Soviet and American troops met near Torgau, Germany. Then came the end of the Third Reich, as the Soviets took Berlin, Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, and Germany surrendered unconditionally on all fronts on May 8 (May 7 on the Western Front). Hitler's planned "Thousand-Year Reich" lasted only 12 incredibly destructive years."

Two of the photos that stuck out were this one, showing Jewish services being conducted in the former home of Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister; and this one showing a group of refugees. 

View the whole 45-photo series here: http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/10/world-war-ii-the-fall-of-nazi-germany/100166/