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A banner with a large swastika hangs from the roof the Landsberg prison.

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    A banner with a large swastika hangs from the roof the Landsberg prison.
    A banner with a large swastika hangs from the roof the Landsberg prison.

    Overview

    Caption
    A banner with a large swastika hangs from the roof the Landsberg prison.
    Date
    1938
    Locale
    Landsberg, [Bavaria] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Landsberg Am Lech
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph H. Williams
    Event History
    Landsberg Prison continued to function as a penal facility after Adolf Hitler's incarceration there in 1924 until Hitler's rise to power. During the first six years of the Nazi regime (1933-1939) the structure served as a memorial to Hitler's incarceration. More than 4,000 visitors came to the prison, which also served to host ceremonies of the Hitler Youth. Between 1945 and 1957, the facility became a prison again, this time for Nazi offenders convicted in the subsequent Nuremberg trials of the International Military Tribunal. Ohlendorf and Pohl were executed there, and the last convicts were released in 1957. Today, the facility remains a prison under the administration of the Corrections Department of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice.

    [brief by the Senior Historian's Office, USHMM]

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007884.
    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008194.

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Joseph H. Williams

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    2005-10-04 00:00:00
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