Historical Events on May 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Mauthausen Concentration camp in Austria liberated by US forces from 41st Reconnaissance Squadron.
  • Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
  • Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated
  • Uprising against occupying SS troops in Prague

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz