- Late in the evening of May 8, 1945, the surrender came into force. With this projection, Berlin would like to thank the Allies after 75 years for the liberation of Europe from National Socialism, said Kulturprojekte Berlin, which led the action.
On the same day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Walter Steinmeier honored the memory of the victims of Nazism by laying wreaths in the main memorial to the victims of the war and tyranny in Germany - Noah.
- Liberation came from outside. It had to come from outside - this country was too deeply bogged down in its evil, in its guilt. But an economic revival and a new democratic beginning in the western part of Germany were made possible solely due to the generosity, insight and readiness for reconciliation shown by former military opponents, ”said Steinmeier.