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8 MAY 1945
V-E Day

Hundreds of Parisians cheering, flag-waving, slogan-carrying, kissing and singing
after the official announcement that Germany has signed an act of military surrender.
Paris, avenue de l'Opéra, May 8, 1945.

On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender in Reims, then on May 8, in Berlin. From Paris to New York, passing by London, people took the streets to celebrate freedom, after nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions, and destroyed families, homes and cities.

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Liberation of nazi camps

Summer 1944: the Soviets begin to liberate the first nazi concentration camps in Poland. It was in April/May 1945 that the British and the Americans went on to discover the absolute horror of the unspeakable conditions in the Nazi camps.

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