Destruction of Germany During and After the War / Zerstörung von Deutschland während und nach dem Krieg

The Hohenzollern Bridge (center) in Cologne was destroyed after 1 March by German engineers before the Americans could capture it.

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Surrender

Parade of the Generals

On July 17, 1944, the captured generals were driven through the streets of Moscow, a Soviet propaganda coup called the “Parade of the Generals.” Among the highest ranked were generals of the Paul Völckers and Gollwitzer, but also Lieutenant General Hans Traut . The generals were served spoiled food, so that many suffered during the several hours of torture on foot through the city from diarrhea and were further humiliated by self-defilement.

On July 17, 1944, over 20 captured German generals were driven through the streets of Moscow, a Soviet propaganda coup called the “Parade of Generals”; 1) Vincenz Müller , 2) Paul Völckers, 3) Friedrich Gollwitzer , 4) Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow , 5) Rudolf Bamler , 6) Walter Heyne , 7) Adolf Hamann , 8) Edmund Hoffmeister , 9) Gustav Gihr and 10 ) Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff.

Post War Germany

Return to Germany – Release from P.O.W. Camps

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