On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1945

From Hate And Horror To Worldwide Acclaim

Historical Events

  • Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
  • Four soldiers in the Sixth Armored Division of the US Third Army liberate the Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald
  • SS burns & shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen
  • US captures Tsugen Shima
  • US troops conquers Mulheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen

Famous Deaths

  • Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author and resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg), dies at 29
1945 Highlights

About April 11, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries