In 1945, Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, one week after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a Nazi bunker. World War II had engulfed much of the globe and is considered the most costly war in human history. In total, some 50 million people lost their lives -- 20 million soldiers and 30 million civilians.
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