The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)

"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction

May 9, 1945

The War is Over

Signed by Field Marshall Wilhem Keitel, Germany makes an unconditional surrender in World War II. Hitler is dead, the Nazi regime has crumbled and a wealth of possibilities for peace emerges. The momentum of the prelude to the Cold War is gathering, which will have lasting effects for the following forty years.