Czech RepublicPilsen

In 1938 Nazi Germany took over the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia. This also included parts of the Pilsen region. in 1939 the remainder of Pilsen was occupied along with the rest of the country. 

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From 1939 until the end of the war the region of Pilsen was occupied by Nazi Germany. During the war several thousand Jews were deported from Pilsen to concentration and extermination camps. By May 1945 it was clear that Nazi Germany was going to lose the war. In several places in Czechoslovakia the local population rose up against the occupying forces. This also happened in the city of Pilsen on 5 May. The next day U.S. forces reached the city and the German forces surrendered.

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