De izquierda a derecha (primera fila): Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop y Wilhelm Keitel, (de izquierda a derecha, fila de atrás) Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, y Fritz Sauckel. La policía militar está detrás de la cúpula nazi
Adolf Hitler & Großadmiral Karl Dönitz. After Hitler's suicide in 1945, Dönitz took over as head of the Third Reich. Initially, hoping to avoid a repeat of the German humiliation of the First World War, he vowed to continue the war against the Allies. However, once this self-serving declaration had been made, he soon gave the Allies an unconditional surrender of all German forces.