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Nazi flag with a swastika and a Galgenhof district patch taken by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.561.1 a-b

Nazi flag and flag ring taken by Paul Carey, 21, an American soldier, from a flag pole with an NSBO flag topper (2005.561.2) in Nuremberg Stadium after the city fell to Allied forces on April 20, 1945. The flag represented Galgenhof, a district of Nuremberg. Carey was a member of the 831 Quartermaster Gas Supply Co. on detachment with the 3rd and 45th Infantry. His unit arrived in Nuremberg on April 16, 1945. After four days of fierce fighting, the heavily defended city was captured. Carey was among the first group of soldiers to return home after the war ended on May 7, 1945.

found:  1945 April 16-1945 April 20
found: Nuremberg (Germany)
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Flags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Melissa Carey-Lopez
Record last modified: 2023-06-01 07:08:30
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