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Countdown to Surrender - The Last 100 Days

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Episode 3: Downfall and Liberation

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In the spring of 1945, the Red Army began its offensive on Berlin. The first concentration camps were liberated by British and US forces, who discovered emaciated prisoners and mounds of corpses. Churchill wanted to avoid leaving Berlin to Stalin, but Eisenhower feared that German units could form a national redoubt in the Alps. After Hitler's suicide, it was left to administrators under Grand Admiral Doenitz to declare unconditional surrender.

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