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Object ID

2012.1.541

Object Name

Sign

Date

1940

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Description

Black metal sign reading, "24 Horst Wessel-Strasse."

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: A small metal street sign, taken from the concentration camp of Dachau. The streets in Dachau were named after so-called Nazi heroes, and this particular example identifies the address "24 Horst Wessel Strasse." Horst Ludwig Wessel (1907-1930) was a German Nazi activist who was made a posthumous hero of the Nazi movement following his violent death in 1940. He was the author of the lyrics to the Nazi Party anthem "Die Fanehoch" ("The Flag on High"), usually known as the "Horst Wessel Song."

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 9"

Keywords

Horst Ludwig Wessel, Dachau, Flag on High, Song, Nazi Party anthem

Horst Wessel Dachau Street

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