Comrades, you've got to go in once more," Wenck said. "It's not about Berlin any more, it's not about the Reich any more." Their task was to save people from the fighting and the Russians. [...] Wenck's leadership struck a powerful chord, even if the reactions varied between those who believed in a humanitarian operation and those keener to surrender to the Western allies instead of the Russians.
While there are a considerable amount of other respectable generals Walter Wenck gets a lot of my respect. He disregard orders and helped the evacuation of many (estermated to be half a million) Berlinians to the Western allies.