Deutsche Arbeitsfront [German Labor Force] banner with a swastika within by a gear found by a US soldier
1945 April 23
Flossenbürg (Concentration camp);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leigh Smith
DAF [Deutsche Arbeitsfront [German Labor Force] swastika and gear banner acquired in April 1945 by Captain Charles Byron Smith, Jr. while serving in the United States Army in Germany. Capt. Smith was in the 90th Infantry Division, 357th Infantry Regiment. He landed on D-Day plus 2 at Sword Beach and fought with the unit across Europe into Germany. He participated in the liberation of Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 23, 1945. The flag may be from the liberation of the camp.
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Also in Charles Byron Smith, Jr. collection
The collection consists of a banner and a cigarete album relating to the experiences of Charles Byron Smith, Jr. when he served in the United States Army, European Theatrer, during World War II.
Cotnains a photographic print of Capt. Charles Byron Smith, Jr. (donor's father), who served in the 90th Infantry Division, 357th Infantry Regiment, of the U.S. Army.
Nazi cigarette album, Deutschland Erwacht, brought home from the European theater by Captain Charles Byron Smith, Jr. who served in the 90th Infantry Division, 357th Infantry Regiment, US Army, and participated in the liberation of Flossenbürg concentration camp.