Hitler's Henchmen.S1E02.Karl Dönitz - The Successor


Alexander IV


Published on May 17, 2020

Profile of Karl Dönitz. In January 1943, Dönitz achieved the rank of Großadmiral (Grand Admiral) and replaced Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. Dönitz was the main enemy of Allied naval forces in the Battle of the Atlantic.
On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitler's last will and testament, Dönitz was named Hitler's successor and oversaw the surrender of German troops to the Allies during his 23-day tenure.
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