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Nazi flag from taken from Dachau and signed by over 50 US soldiers

Object | Accession Number: 2006.449.1

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    Nazi flag from taken from Dachau and signed by over 50 US soldiers

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Nazi flag with over fifty signatures of US soldiers taken from an office at the Dachau concentration camp in 1945 by Everett A. Fox, a soldier in the United States Army, 45th Infantry Division. Fox participated in the liberation of Dachau by the United States Army on April 29, 1945. The flag was signed by members of the 158th Field Artillery Battalion and the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army soon after Fox acquired it. The flag was signed by more soldiers at a reunion of the 45th Infantry Division, circa 1990.
    Date
    found:  after 1945 April 29
    Geography
    found: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Chris A. Thomas
    Contributor
    Subject: Everett A. Fox
    Biography
    Everett A. Fox served in the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II. Fox participated in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany on April 29, 1945.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English French
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Flags
    Object Type
    Flags (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, red cloth flag with white cloth circles affixed to the center on both sides. There is a black cloth swastika on each white circle. The white circle on the front has 56 signatures, addresses, and phrases inscribed in pen. A black patch with a silver cord border and text in silver cloth, III/97, is attached to the upper left front corner and the upper right back corner. There is black fringe with silver accents on 3 sides, and ripped, red cloth mounting loops along the hoist side.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 49.000 inches (124.46 cm) | Width: 55.000 inches (139.7 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool, cotton, lurex (tm), thread, ink
    Inscription
    front, inside white circle, ink and marker : multiple solder's signatures, addresses, remarks

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The flag was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Chris A. Thomas, the grandson of Everett A. Fox.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 17:15:45
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