Elbe Day

History of Sorts

Today marks the 74th anniversary of this unofficial holiday.It heralded the end of WWII in Europe.

I don’t think enough is done to mark this day since it did not only herald the end of World War 2 it also heralded the start of the cold war.

At a river in the heart of Hitler’s Germany, the United States and Soviet Union came together, but while war united them,  peace would split the superpowers apart

Elbe Day, April 25, 1945, is the day Soviet and American troops met at the Elbe River, near Torgau in Germany, marking an important step toward the end of World War II in Europe. This contact between the Soviets, advancing from the East, and the Americans, advancing from the West, meant that the two powers had effectively cut Germany in two.


Elbe Day has never been an official holiday in any country, but in…

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