How it was (2002) 15.05.2002

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Meeting on the Elbe, 1945.

On 24 April 1945 near the town of Torgau units of the 1st Ukrainian front came to the Eastern shore of the river Elbe, the next morning in the West Bank there were soldiers of the 1st American army.

This event is known in history as "the Meeting on Elba".

The fraternization of the soldiers of the allied troops on the Elbe became a symbol of total victory over Nazi Germany.

In Moscow on this occasion was made solemn salute.

Newspapers around the world carried the headlines: the war is almost completed, and there is quite a bit.

But that "little" was still a long two weeks of war...

In the famous WWII veterans, participants of the meeting on the Elbe: Gregory S. Prokopiev, Alexander and Olga Veniaminovna Olshanskys and historian Nicholas A. Liver.

A teleconference with the Belarus veteran Alexander silvashko Safronovich.

A teleconference with the U.S. veteran bill Beswick.

The program includes shots chronicle the different years: the Soviet offensive, the German refugees, meeting on the Elbe, the meeting of Soviet and American veterans in may 1955 in Moscow.


Olshansky A. V.-doctor of technical Sciences, Professor, major General, retired, WWII veteran.

The Liver N.. - doctor of historical Sciences, Professor, Honored worker of culture of the Republic of Belarus, Colonel, Deputy chief of the Central Museum of the Armed forces for research (2002-2004).


04.1945 05.1955



World War II