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Today in World War II History—April 11, 1940 & 1945

Three German Neubaufahrzeug heavy tanks at Oslo, Norway, 19 Apr 1940 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-L03744)

Three German Neubaufahrzeug heavy tanks at Oslo, Norway, 19 Apr 1940 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-L03744)

80 Years Ago—April 11, 1940: In Norway, Germans launch drive north from Oslo to link with forces at Trondheim.

Prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany, 16 Apr 1945; author Elie Wiesel is in the second row up, seventh from the left, next to the bunk post (US National Archives: 208-AA-206K-31)

Prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany, 16 Apr 1945; author Elie Wiesel is in the second row up, seventh from the left, next to the bunk post (US National Archives: 208-AA-206K-31)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 11, 1945: In Germany, the US Third Army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp, and the US Ninth Army reaches the Elbe River near Magdeburg, 60 miles from Berlin.