1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 9, 2019 1:33 PM by Sylvia Naylor

    Where are the original WWII germany surrender documents?

    laa_guitar Newbie

      I have been looking for the LOCATION and images of the original Germany surrender documents from WWII.  I have been unable to find the location of the originals.  Any help would be appreciated.

        • Re: Where are the original WWII germany surrender documents?
          Sylvia Naylor Adventurer

          Dear Lindy Ahr,

           

          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

           

          The Instruments of German Surrender are located in the series titled “Instruments of German Surrender, 5/4/1945-9/17/1947” in the Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (Record Group 218) at the National Archives at College Park, MD.  These documents are specially protected and are not served to researchers in the Textual Research Room (Room 2000). However, scans of the Instruments of German Surrender are available in the National Archives Catalog and can be viewed here.

           

          They are also part of “Our documents” online  and can be viewed here.

           

          We hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck with your research!

           

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