Today in World War 2 History - 1/5/1939 Adolf Hitler met Polish Foreign Minister Józef Beck at Berchtesgaden in southern Germany and, in a friendly manner, mentioned that Danzig was German, and it was in his interest to one day see it return within German borders. Berchtesgaden is part of our June 2-16, 2013 "Normandy to the Eagle's Nest" tour.
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Touring Nuremberg's WW2 Art Shelter under the fortress. Hitler preserved his most prized treasures here. The Imperial Insignia of the Holy Roman Empire was stored here after being taken from Vienna. During the war this site held the highest concentration of art treasures in Europe.
Today in WW history 2/28/42 German Gen. Halder notes 1 million casualties on Eastern Front. 202,000 of which were killed. 112,627 cases of frostbite. By September 1942 Army Chief of Staff Franz Halder would be dismissed after frequent disagreements with Hitler over the Russian front.
Hitler's "Eagles Nest" above Berchtesgaden, Germany. So scary getting here! After you traveled up a very narrow one way road up the mountain, the was a pure gold elevator that would ate u to the top. This was built for Hitler and he was afraid of heights!! No wonder!! I would never go back but it was a truly a ' been there, done that' moment I would not trade.
Today in WW2 History: 1/14/1942 Hamburg is bombed for the first time by the RAF. 17 raids over the course of the war destroyed 75% of the city.
The Reichstag today is a must-see on any Berlin visit. 1945 Soviet graffiti inside! The Nazis didn't use the damaged building to meet after the 1933 fire, preferring instead the Kroll Opera House also located in Königsplatz facing the Reichstag. The West German capital after WW2 was moved to Bonn until returning to the Reichstag in 1999.