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Adolf Hitler bas-relief commemorative plaque aquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.258.11

Officially sanctioned plaque of Adolf Hitler that belonged to Mark C. Levy, a US soldier with the 4th Armored Division and the Intelligence Corps. The plaque was commissioned and sold by Adolf Trumpf of Hannover, Germany, during the era of the Third Reich, 1933-1945. Lieutenant Levy was a tank commander, 4th Armored Division, Third Army, under General George S. Patton. This unit liberated Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany on April 4, 1945, the first camp liberated by US troops. The war ended in May 1945 and around this time Levy transferred to the Intelligence Corps.

Date
approximately 1940  (manufacture)
Geography
manufacture : Hannover (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Plaques
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark C. Levy
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:25
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