Nazi flag with a swastika and a Galgenhof district patch taken by a US soldier
1945 April 16-1945 April 20
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Melissa Carey-Lopez
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.
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Also in Paul M. Carey collection
The collection consists of artifacts relating to the experiences of Paul M. Carey in Germany while serving with the United States Army during World War II.
Date: 1945 April 16-1945 April 20
NSBO (Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellen-Organisation: National Socialist Industrial Cell Organization) flag pole decoration removed by Paul Carey, 21, an American soldier, from a flag pole with a Nazi flag (2005.561.1) in Nuremberg Stadium around April 20, 1945. NSBO was the Nazi Party organization that took over the trade unions in Germany after they were outlawed on May 2, 1933. Carey was assigned to the 831 Quartermaster Gas Supply Co., attached to the 3rd and 45 Infantry. His unit arrived in Nuremberg, Germany, 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.