Defeat and Liberation-The Meeting on the Elbe

Defeat and Liberation-The Meeting on the Elbe (HM1QP2)

Location: Torgau, Sachsen 04860 Leipzig
Country: Germany

N 51° 33.581', E 13° 0.566'

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On April 25, 1945, US Soldiers of the 273rd Regiment, 69th Infantry Division and Soviet troops of the 173rd Regiment, 58th Rifle Division clambered toward each other over the ruins of the Elbe Bridge, destroyed the same morning by the retreating Germans. The meeting on the Elbe at Torgau sealed the defeat of Germany's Nazi dictatorship, which had covered Europe with a war of aggression and annihilation. The liberation that came from without, however, carried in it the seed of Europe's division into East and West, which was to last more than forty years. The city of Torgau has erected plaques (marked on the map) to call attention to five historic sites which document the human suffering of different periods of persecution in twentieth-century Germany.
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HM NumberHM1QP2
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Date Added Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)28U E 637983 N 5713944
Decimal Degrees51.55968333, 13.00943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 33.581', E 13° 0.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 33' 34.86" N, 13° 0' 33.96" E
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 Elbstraße, Torgau Sachsen 04860, DE
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