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Schwabisch Hall red, gold and blue enameled coat of arms pin acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.17

Schwabisch Hall cross and hand crest lapel pin brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946, during and after World War II. Schwabisch Hall is a town in Baden-Wurttemberg state in southern Germany, midway between Stuttgart and Nuremberg. In 1936, the Luftwaffe established an airport in the Hessental section. It was destroyed by Allied bombardment in September 1944. The Germans immediately began re-construction and a subcamp of Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp, called Schwabisch Hall- Hessental, was built to supply labor. On April 5, 1945, as the Allies neared, the camp was evacuated by death march to Dachau. Schwabisch Hall was occupied by US troops on April 17, 1945.

Date
approximately 1945  (found)
Geography
issue : Schwabisch Hall (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:41
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