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Flag pole finial with a swastika acquired by an American soldier at Ohrdruf

Object | Accession Number: 2015.210.2

Ornamental finial bearing swastika found by Ardie Wickers , a soldier in the 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division, US Third Army. Wickers, an intelligence and reconnaissance scout, discovered the finial, as well as a Nazi banner, after entering Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany on April 4, 1945.

Date
1945 April 04  (found)
Geography
found : Ohrdruf (Concentration camp); Ohrdruf (Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Finials (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Chris Wickers
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:03
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