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Today in World War II History—April 30, 1940 & 1945

May 2, 1945 issue of US Army’s Stars and Stripes newspaper (Source: US Army)

May 2, 1945 issue of US Army’s Stars and Stripes newspaper (Source: US Army)

80 Years Ago—April 30, 1940: Nazis establish their first guarded Jewish ghetto, at Lódz in occupied Poland, later to be sealed.

75 Years Ago—Apr. 30, 1945: As Soviets advance in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide.

US Seventh Army takes Munich, Germany.

Col. William Darby, who had led US Army Rangers in North Africa and Italy, is killed in action near Lake Garda, Italy.

The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) resigns as Royal Governor of the Bahama Islands.

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