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Deutsche Arbeitsfront [German Labor Force] banner with a swastika within by a gear found by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2009.345.3

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.

Date
1945 April 23  (found)
Geography
discovery : Flossenburg (Concentration camp); Flossenburg (Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Banners (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leigh Smith
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:27:12
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