30 April 1945
The Day Hitler Shot Himself and Germany's Integration With the West BeganBook - 2015
It was on April 30, 1945 that the Red Army occupied Berlin, Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker and the United Nations was being founded in San Francisco. Alexander Kluge covers this single historic day and unravels its passing hours across the different theatres of the Second World War, including the life of a small German town occupied by American forces and the story of two SS officers stranded on the forsaken Kerguelen Islands. The collective experiences Kluge paints here are jarring, poignant and imbued with meaning.
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2015.
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.