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Deutsche Arbeitsfront swastika and cogwheel banner acquired by a US POW

Object | Accession Number: 2016.208.2 a-b

Deutsche Arbeitsfront banner (German Labor Front / DAF) acquired by Major Milton Evans Dowse, United States Army, after his liberation from Oflag 64, a German prisoner-of-war camp in Szubin, Poland, in January 1945. The flag has a swastika encircled by a gear-wheel, and a patch identifying it as having been used in Rosmin (present-day Roscimin, Poland). DAF was the only authorized trade union in Germany. The Nazi regime abolished all other trade unions in 1933 in order to ensure political control over industry.

found:  1945
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Banners (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Milton Richard Dowse
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:34:58
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