Nazi flag captured in Germany by US soldiers and signed at a postwar reunion
after 1945 May
use: 1992 October
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gerald McMahon
Nazi flag captured in Germany by twelve members of the 230th Field Artillery, 71st Division, U.S. Army, circa 1945. It has the signatures of 66 members of the Battalion, signed in October 1992.
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Also in 230th Field Artillery collection
The collection consists of a Nazi flag, a Nazi Party hand stamp, and two childrens' books relating to the experiences of members of the 230th Field Artillery, 71st Division, United States Army, who captured the flag during World War II and signed it in 1992.
Rubber hand stamp used by the Nazi Party Proroganda Division in the Party headquarters in Altoetting, Upper Bavaria, Germany. It was found by a soldier of the 230th Fileld Artillery Battalion during the war.
Antisemitic children's book, Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom), popular in Nazi Germany. It was published by Der Stuermer Verlag, a division of the viciously anti-Jewish newspaper, Der Stuermer, published by Julius Streicher from 1923-1945. The illustrations are by Fips (Phillip Rupprecht), the paper's well known antisemitic cartoonist. Both men were arrested by the US Army in May 1945. Rupprecht was tried by a German denazification court and sentenced to six years hard labor. Streicher was tried by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, convicted, and executed per the ruling that his repeated articles calling for the annihilation of the Jewish race were a direct indictment to murder and a crime against humanity.