March 19, 1945 — Adolf Hitler issues The Nero Decree—officially titled Demolitions on Reich Territory Decree—ordering the destruction of the German infrastructure to prevent its use by Allied forces as they penetrated deep within Germany. Named after the Roman Emperor Nero, who supposedly engineered the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD, the decree was deliberately disobeyed by Albert Speer.

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. March 19, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    Sehr gut für Albert! Happy Monday, Allan.


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    • March 19, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      I’m guessing that he was preparing for a shot at making money with his factories once the dust settled and the bullets & bombs stopped flying through the air.


      • March 19, 2018 at 11:40 AM

        He may have done it for self-serving reasons, but it certainly benefited those left after the war ended.

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      • March 19, 2018 at 11:47 AM

        Yes, that was a definite benefit for the survivors.


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