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Handmade Nazi swastika flag with the inscription NUTS acquired by a US family in prewar Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2006.265.12

Handmade Nazi flag with swastika and inscription NUTS acquired by Ross Baker in prewar Vienna, Austria. Ross was a chemist and professor at the City University of New York. In 1937, he received a sabbatical leave to study at the University of Vienna and moved there with his wife and five sons. During this time, the family witnessed many historic events, such as the Anschluss and its aftermath in Vienna, visits by Hitler and other German officials, and the defacement and boycotting of Jewish businesses. On March 12, 1938, German troops marched into Vienna and, the next day, Austria was incorporated into Nazi Germany. The German enacted anti-Jewish laws immediately. On April 10, there was a popular vote on the merger and 99% of the population voted Yes in support of Hitler as Fuhrer. Jews were among those who had already been stripped of their rights as citizens, including the right to vote.

Date
1938  (received)
Geography
received : Vienna (Austria)
Language
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Flags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stanley A. Baker
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:27:11
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