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Original German Surrender Documents

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by Jkaartt, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Jkaartt

    Jkaartt Member

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    Does anyone know where the original German surrender documents at Berlin, are located, and are they for viewing from the public??
    I am going to be in DC area next month, and am making up a list of things to see and do.

    jk:confused:
     
  2. Spartanroller

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    Oops, forgot that, the unconditional surrender of the Germans 1945
     
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    Try the Library of Congress in D.C. and the National Archives in College Park, MD.

    And don't miss the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall.
     
  5. Jkaartt

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    Hey, thanks for getting back so quick.
    Thanks for the suggestions of where those documents may be located.
    I do have the National Air and Space Museum on my list
     
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    Best I can find from the web none of the docs are on normal regular public display in Washington - that doesn't mean you can't see them though from what I understand but try this site first -

    http://www.loc.gov/visit/contact/

    from what the web says, if you believe it, it seems that there is a distinct lack of these actual documents anywhere....
     
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    I read that the first "Surrender" document, ACT of MILITARY SURRENDER, is in a Law Library display cabinet. I think it was at the Cambridge Law Library of all places.
     

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