Berlin Part 2, April-May 1945, End of WWII & Early Soviet Occupation of Berlin

2 years ago

This 8-part series is a book study of Giles Milton's excellent work, "Checkmate in Berlin," interspersed with Scott Dreyer's commentary and explanation. The series focuses on Berlin from 1945-1949, which was a global flashpoint and the turning point between the end of WWII and the start of the Cold War. A history major and licensed history teacher since 1987, Dreyer lived in Germany 1985-89 and has traveled extensively in Europe. Part 2 explains the division of Germany and Berlin into 4 zones, one for each victorious power, and how the communists planned to take over Berlin in the first weeks after the end of WWII.

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