Into the German Homeland

Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries
Into the German Homeland gallery, Road to Tokyo

American troops advancing into Germany witnessed and experienced unimaginable violence and destruction. Our final gallery reveals the last major obstacle of taking German bridges on the Rhine, the discovery of Ohrdruf concentration camp (the first Nazi death camp liberated by American forces), the capture of Cologne, the lengths Hitler would go to, almost destroying his own people in the process, and, finally, the ultimate surrender of Germany, thus ending the war in Europe.

Made possible through a gift from The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation in Honor of D. Paul Spencer

Additional support by Lt. Col and Mrs. Robert E. Kelso