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April 20, 2011

April 20th — on this day in history…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:33 am

April 20th is an important day in history.  On this day in 1945, American soldiers of the 3rd, 42nd and 45th Infantry Divisions of the US Seventh Army were celebrating their conquest of Nürnberg, the most German of all cities, considered to be the capital of German nationalism, and Hitler’s favorite city. Where Hitler’s soldiers, a hundred thousand at a time, had once goose-stepped past the reviewing stand at the Zeppelin Field in Nürnberg, American soldiers were doing a victory march on April 20, 1945 and mocking Hitler with a stiff-armed salute from the speaker’s platform.

Nürnberg in 1945 Photo Credit: Charles J. Sheridan