Hans-Georg Henke – 16 Year Old German soldier crying after a Soviet war correspondent informed him, “Hitler kaput. Go home,” May 1945: -
A sixteen-year old German antiaircraft-er of the Hitler Youth, Hans Georg Henke, taken prisoner by the soldiers of the 9th U.S. Army in the city of Giessen, Germany. He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died 1938 and his mother in 1944. He joined the Luftwaffe to support himself. When the war was coming to an end he walked 60 miles to try and reach American lines only to be captured by the Russians. Henke believes the photograph was taken by either a Polish or Soviet war correspondent who informed him, “Hitler kaput. Go home” before he was captured. Near Rostock, May 1945. Henke was later captured by the Russians and joined the East German Communist Party. Luckily, he and his 2 brothers all survived the war. He went on to live a full life and died in 1997.
He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. http://imgur.com/Tknn1cX By RHP