So you thought the German Army called it quits on May 7 1945? Well, they did. On orders of Großadmiral Karl Dönitz - Führer after Adolf Hitler's suicide on April 30 in his bunker in Berlin - the German High Command signed the unconditional surrender of the German armed forces in Rheims, a performance which was to be repeated a few days later in Berlin in order to appease Soviets. At that point, the majority of Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS and Volkssturm had already surrendered. But in the East, German commanders often refused to comply to the terms of surrender and continued to fight on to get their troops to the West where they could surrender to the American or the British army. Axis History Forum • View topic - Last German Surrenders Interesting bit of info on those units in far flung locations that were forgotten.