During the Berlin offensive, a large-scale and tense operation that started April 16, Soviet troops broke the desperate resistance of Hitler’s forces. On April 28, the Berlin grouping was cut into three parts, the Reichstag fell April 30, and on May 1 the garrison started mass surrender. In the afternoon of May 2, the Battle of Berlin ended in the complete victory by the Soviet troops.
Dwight Eisenhower, General of the Army, U.S. president: “The Russians have the palm of victory in forcing the Nazis to surrender”.
The coalition forces’ offensive on the Western Front ended in the complete defeat of Nazis in the southern and western lands in Germany and Austria. Italian partisans helped rout Hitler’s forces in northern Italy.