Today in history: May 2, 1945 – The Red Army captures the German Reichstag, after fierce fighting to take the highly symbolic Berlin building. The red flag was first raised on the Reichstag on April 30 as the Red Army and the Nazis were still fighting for control of the building, and the Germans took it down the next day. On May 2, when the Red Army had won control of the building, this famous photo was taken that captured one of the most important moments of the 20th century – the defeat of the Nazis.
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