May 8, 1945 is a very important date in europe for what reason? this was the start of world war ii. this was the end of world war ii. this was start of the cold war. this was the start of the korean war.
That day marked the end of the second World War. A memorial was erected on this day, and it is now known as V day, or several other variations of that. The Nazis surrendered unconditionally, and thus the war ended.