Feature The Battle of Königsberg For the German military command, the citizens of East Prussia were not a concern; they were a weapon. Bastiaan Willems | Published in History Today Volume 73 Issue 8 August 2023 The Red Army storms Königsberg shortly before the collapse of the city on 9 April 1945. AFP/Getty Images To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.