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Deutsche Arbeitsfront fringed sash with swastika and cog wheel acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2010.456.2

Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront [German Labor Front] red fringed sash acquired by 23 year old James Romberger, an American soldier, in Germany in spring 1945. The sash would be displayed hanging vertically over a pole so that both topside ends were visible. After the government abolished trade unions in 1933, the DAF was the only trade union allowed in Nazi Germany. Romberger was a military policeman with the Third Army under General George S. Patton. He was deployed in Europe by July 1944 and fought with his unit through France and Germany. He participated in the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp on April 11, 1945.

Date
after 1945 March  (received)
Geography
received : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Sashes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of James Romberger
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:54
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