Commemorative ceramic tile with the message "Thanks Eisenhower"
commemoration: 1945 April 29
use: Hague (Netherlands)
- Object Type
Ceramic tiles (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mevrouw M. Moulijn
Hand painted tile acquired by Mevrouw Marijke Moulijn’s father after the end of World War II in May 1945. It depicts a scene with a Bavarian town and 2 planes flying overhead, with the words: Thanks Eisenhower! April 29, 1945. This may be a reference to the liberation of Dachau concentration camp which occurred on that date. The Moulijn family was not Jewish and they lived in their home in German occupied Belgium throughout the war. The tile was displayed on the wall in her father's study in The Hague.
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