Nazi red flag with a swastika with a price tag found by a US soldier in an abandoned German store
approximately 1945 May
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jeffrey M. Weir
German flag with a swastika flag with a price tag found by a US Army soldier in an abandoned department store in Germany near the end of World War II in May 1945. The price tag was for the Kaufhof Department Store, part of a Jewish owned chain of stores founded by Leonard Tietz, whose family had pioneered the department store concept in Germany in the 1880s. The stores were Aryanized in 1933 when the Nazi government forced the family to sell their shares at a reduced value to non-Jewish government approved buyers.
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