When Hitler committed suicide in Berlin, his will appointed Grossadmiral Dnitz as Head of State. The Dnitz government lasted for just 23 days Ñ from May 1 to May 23 Ñ in Flensburg on the Danish border. In this article we revisit the locations and describe the events associated with those final days of the German Reich in northern Germany. It Happened Here The Suicide of General Kinzel – General Kinzel was one of the four signatories to the surrender document signed on May 4 at Field Marshal Montgomery’s headquarters on Lneburg Heath, yet within two months he was dead by his own hand. In this article Karel Margry follows in his footsteps. Readers Investigation In Search of My Father – David Smith recounts the fascinating story of the search for his long – lost American father. Remembrance The US National D-Day Memorial – America’s memorial commemorating D-Day at Bedford in Virginia was unveiled on June 6, 2001, the brainchild of Bob Slaughter who had assaulted Omaha beach as a member of the 116th Infantry. War Film Der Untergang Ñ The Downfall – Andrew Mollo tells the story of the making of the ground – breaking German film documenting the last days in the Fhrerbunker, detailing the locations used for the filming in Russia and Germany.