Execution of Alfred Jodl Nazi German General who signed the German Instrument of Surrender in ww2
Alfred Jodl was a Nazi German General Colonel (Generaloberst) during ww1 and ww2 who served as the chief of the Operations Staff of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, the German Armed Forces High Command, throughout World War II. He was slightly injured during the 20 July plot of 1944 assassination attempt of Hitler. Jodl signed the Commissar Order of 6 June 1941 (in which Soviet political commissars were to be shot) and the Commando Order of 28 October 1942 (in which Allied commandos were to be executed immediately without trial if captured behind German lines). after the defeat of nazi Germany and Hitler suicide, Alfred Jodl signed the German Instrument of Surrender on 7 May 1945 in Reims as the representative of Dönitz and Nazi Germany surrendered in world war 2.
#worldwar2 #ww2 #worldhistory
Alfred Jodl image Credit: Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1971-033-01 / CC-BY-SA 3.0