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American flag made by former concentration camp inmates and given to a US liberator

Object | Accession Number: 2015.450.1

Hand made American flag given to Sgt. Donald Hall by a newly liberated inmate of Langenstein-Zwieberge concentration camp, a sub-camp of Buchenwald in Germany. It had been made as a gesture of gratitude by several of the prisoners. Hall was a member of the 83rd Infantry Division of the US Army that liberated the camp on April 11, 1945. He then helped provide food, water, and medical care to the 1000 prisoners who had survived despite the notoriously brutal conditions of the camp.

Date
approximately 1945 April-1945  (creation)
approximately 1945 April  (received)
Geography
creation : Langenstein-Zwieberge (Concentration camp); Langenstein (Halberstadt, Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Flags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Donald J. Hall
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Record last modified: 2018-03-29 14:32:33
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