Thursday, 3 Mai 1945

"Berlin is falling." Instructions for "foreign workers"

"Berlin is Falling", leaflet of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, the highest headquarters of the Allied Forces in Europe, dated 3 May 1945. In the column on the right are "10 Commandments for "Foreign Workers" in Germany. Such as: "Stay in place. Protect yourself as far as possible - but not near military targets. Expect the arrival of the Allies." Or: "Unite - choose leaders for each small group of the same nationality."

With such measures, the Allies tried to prevent chaos and looting during the last days of the war and immediately after the capitulation and to organize the quickest possible repatriation of the liberated forced laborers to their countries of origin.

This leaflet was dropped and distributed in German, Polish, French and English.