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Silver flagpole ornament with the NSBO Nazi trade union emblem taken by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.561.2

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.

Date
1945 April 16-1945 April 20  (found)
Geography
found : Nuremberg Stadium; Nuremberg (Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Finials (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Melissa Carey-Lopez
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:01
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