Berlin 1945: Soviet Officer with Hitler’s Head! (С отбитой головой статуи Гитлера, Берлин, 1945 год.)

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In English language sources, this picture is invariably reported as being a Red Army soldier holding a bust of the Nazi German Leader – Adolf Hitler. This is essentially correct, although this man is not a ‘soldier’ but rather an ‘officer’ in the Soviet Red Army – probably a (Junior) Lieutenant – although one Russian speaker thought he could be a ‘Major’! In fact, Russian language sources describe the object he is holding as a ‘broken’ head from a Hitler statue!

Russian Language Source:

https://ok.ru/fotokhroni/topic/66037849776323

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