c 1477 BCE- Israel leaves the Mount Sinai area after spending almost a year in the wilderness.
May 5, 1809- Right of citizenship was denied to Jews of the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. Emancipation was delayed until 1879.
May 2, 1945- Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi minister of propaganda under Adolf Hitler, was known for his zealous and energetic oratory, virulent anti-semitism, and perfection of the so-called Big Lie technique of mass propoganda. Following Hitler's death he served as chancellor for one day. A day later, he approved the murder of his own six children and committed suicide.
The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.