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Object | Accession Number: 2000.24.34

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    Overview

    Date
    approximately 1939-1948
    Geography
    use: Shanghai (China)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Bergtraun
    Contributor
    Subject: Eric Bergtraun
    Biography
    Eric Bergtraun (1925-2008) was born Erich Maximilian Bergtraun in Vienna to Edmund Leon Bergtraun and Lilly Wagner Bergtraun. His family left Austria for Shanghai shortly after Kristallnacht in 1938 and was forced to live in the Hongkew Ghetto for three years as the war intensified. Eric was active in the underground British Boy Scouts and became Scout Master after the war. He immigrated to the United States in 1948, settled in San Francisco, and married Polly Bergtraun (nee Hertz).

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Flags
    Object Type
    Flags (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    green with twisted gold cord trim around outside edge; sewn on recto and verso: upper left corner rectangle with red stripe at top and bottom and white stripe in middle, red "rising sun" in upper right corner, "13TH UNITED GROUP/SHANGHAI" in black letters in upper center, yellow fleur-de-lis in center with yellow "banner" reading "BE PREPARED" in black below, and small navy blue patch with "FOR/SERVICE/DURING/OCCUPATION/1941 1945" embroidered in red, white, and blue on side
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 30.000 inches (76.2 cm) | Width: 48.000 inches (121.92 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The flag was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by Eric Bergtraun.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-21 13:32:56
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