The Russian MonumentOn 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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|Date Added||Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||28U E 637983 N 5713944|
|Decimal Degrees||51.55968333, 13.00943333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 51° 33.581', E 13° 0.566'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||51° 33' 34.86" N, 13° 0' 33.96" E|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17 Elbstraße, Torgau Sachsen 04860, DE|
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