The Long Final Days of WWII in Europe
1945 was the last year of the Second World War. When the year began, anything less than an Allied victory was now inconceivable – Allied superiority was by this point too great, and the German military, what remained of it, lay in tatters. And yet the war would, indeed, drag on and it ultimately took another four and a half months before the final shots were fired. Over those few months, the war would claim countless more victims. Thomas Jander, Head of Documents at the DHM and the man behind the curatorial intervention ‘Deported to Auschwitz’, writes about the long drawn-out process that led to the ceasefire in Europe by taking a special look at the personal history of one Holocaust survivor, Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald.