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This Day In History: 1945-05-23

British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz. German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British. Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule while in British custody in Luneburg, Germany prison at age 44. Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish border.

 

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