The fighting had ended the previous day when General Alfred Jodl
signed Germany's unconditional surrender in Reims, France.
63); "the Russian colossus will prove to be a pig's bladder," said Alfred Jodl
, one of Hitler's confidents: "Prick it and it will burst" (p.
Jackson, Roman Andreyevich Rudenko, Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim yon Ribbentrop, Albert Speer, Alfred Jodl
Six other generals, among whom was Col-Gen Alfred Jodl
, chief of Hitler's personal staff, and two admirals were included in a list of those who suffered "slight injuries".
"Along with the political leadership of Nazi Germany, the chiefs of staff of the German army, Alfred Jodl
and Wilhelm Keitel, were also charged with waging aggressive war.
"Along with the political leadership of Nazi Germany, thechiefsofstaffoftheGerman army, Alfred Jodl
andWilhelm Keitel, were also charged with waging aggressive war." Both werehangedfor theircrimes.
On May 6th, General Alfred Jodl
, chief of staff at the Wehrmacht, arrived in Reims as the representative of Grand Admiral Karl Donitz, who had taken over the German leadership following Hitler's suicide at the end of April.
Strategic Bombing Survey, where his extensive combat experience was valuable in assisting in the interrogation of Nazi leaders, including Hermann Goering, Adolf Galland, Alfred Jodl
, and Karl Doenitz.