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  • April 03, 1945

    Report from Soviet Ambassador to Poland V. Z. Lebedev to V. M. Molotov

    Ambassador Lebedev reports the contents of a telegram from Veslav (Władysław Gomułka) about the situation in the Polish Underground.

  • April 06, 1945

    Report from L. P. Beria to I. V. Stalin About the Expediency of Using the Division of the USSR People's Commissariat of the Interior (NKVD) for Protection of Railroad Communications of Romania

    Beria recommends moving one of the NKVD divisions in Bucharest in order to defend Romanian railroad communications.

  • April 06, 1945

    Telephoned Telegram from Deputy Chairman of the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria S. S. Biryuzov to A. Va. Vyshinsky

    Biryuzov reports about a possible governmental crisis in Bulgaria.

  • April 06, 1945

    Record of Conversation Between V. M. Molotov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia I. Ivan Šubašić

    Molotov and Ivan Šubašić discuss Yugoslavia's economic cooperation with the Allied Powers and its territorial problems.

  • April 07, 1945

    Excerpts from the Russian Translation of Jiang Jieshi's 'China's Destiny'

    Excerpts of two chapters from the Russian translation of Jiang Jieshi's "China's Destiny" on the Chinese race and nation.

  • April 12, 1945

    Memorandum: New OKW and OKH HQs in the Berchtesgaden - Reichenhall Area

    The British Intelligence memorandum details the movement of German Military headquarters.

  • April 13, 1945

    Stalin’s First Conversation with Ambassador Harriman Following the Death of President Roosevelt

    Averell Harriman and Joseph Stalin discuss Harry S. Truman and the death of President Roosevelt.

  • April 15, 1945

    Memorandum: Hans Kammler on Tour

    A memorandum detailing Hans Kammler's forthcoming tour.

  • April 17, 1945

    Special Report from General-Major Yegnarov to USSR People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs, General Commissar of State Security, Cde. L.P. Beria

    General Yegnarov reports on the Ili rebel army's capture of 220 Chinese troops and their cache of weapons in Torgustay and a subsequent rebel seizure of Chinese weapons in Takiantsan.

  • April 21, 1945

    Memorandum from the Fuhrer's Plenipotentiary to SS. Obergruppenfuchrer, Gen Der Waffen, SS. Dr. Kammler: Strahl-Fighter Organization Problems with Supply

    German command details a lack of Strahl-Fighter fuel supply and technical assistance in Germany and Czechoslovakia.

  • April 22, 1945

    Letter from Alihan Tore to Commander-in-Chief Marshal Stalin

    Shakirjan praises Stalin and the Soviet Union, emphasizing that the Ili rebels' victory over the Chinese government is contingent on the continued receipt of Soviet aid.

  • April 24, 1945

    Letter from Special Agent in Charge E. E. Conroy to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

    Further investigation into a proposed organization for the exchange of Soviet and American films is not considered necessary.

  • April 24, 1945

    Mao Zedong, 'On Coalition Government'

    Mao Zedong defines the Chinese Communist Party's foreign policy for the post-war world, announcing that "China can never win genuine independence and equality by following the present policy of the Kuomintang government."

  • April 29, 1945

    Report from L. Beria and A. Vyshinsky to Cde. I.V. Stalin

    Beria and Vyshinsky summarize the prevailing conditions in the Ili District of Xinjiang, describing the equipment and foodstuffs seized by the rebels, the extent of Chinese army losses, and the provisional government headed by Alihan Tore Shakirjan. Urging Stalin to support the Ili Muslims' liberation movement, they offer suggestions for future actions in support of the rebel army.

  • May, 1945

    Al Kaf al Aswad (The Black Hand) Society

    Short document with information on the Palestinian Islamist organization the Black Hand society, its foundation and development, etc.

  • May, 1945

    Continuation of the Report of the Xinjiang GMD Committee to the 6th GMD Congress: A Description of the Work Being Done

    The Xinjiang Committee of the Guomindang offers a report on political, economic, military, and social developments in Xinjiang.

  • May 01, 1945

    The Communist Party of China over the Last 10 Years: A Secret Brochure of the GMD Issued on 1 May 1945

    The Chinese Nationalist Party (Guomindang) offers an historical overview of its military and political struggle with the Chinese Communist Party, while also summarizing the international contacts of the CCP since 1935.

  • May 02, 1945

    Memorandum by Sir Orme Sargent, Deputy Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office, to Winston Churchill

    Sir Orme Sargent suggests that the recent Soviet hardening towards Great Britain is due to the influence of Stalin's ministers; connects chilled relations with situation in Austria and Poland.

  • May 02, 1945

    British Intelligence Memorandum: Locations of Senior German HQs

    The memorandum tracks the movement of German Military headquarters.

  • May 08, 1945

    Act of Military Surrender, Germany

    English text of the official act of military surrender to the Allied and Soviet forces signed by German High Command.