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Any concentration camps liberated on 5/5/45?

Article about: Hi everyone. Im getting a German flag that has many GI signatures on it. There is one date on it that says 5/5/45 that a GI wrote. Could it have been from a concentration camp? Because this

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    Hi everyone. Im getting a German flag that has many GI signatures on it. There is one date on it that says 5/5/45 that a GI wrote. Could it have been from a concentration camp? Because this was around the time camps were being liberated. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    What kind of flag is it and why are you thinking possible KZ? Any photos? A liberated flag could have endless possibilities for origin-GI's basically just wanted a "Nazi flag" and would grab any one that they saw hanging anywhere they were at at the moment.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Its just a regular nazi flag (the center only). It's the date that makes me wonder because of the date. Is there any way to know if there was a camp liberated that day? I know it's a long shot of it being KZ.

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    Mathausen was liberated by the 11th Armored Division of the US Third Army on that same date.(May 5,1945)
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Do you think it may have been from there? Is there any way to find out what division the names on the flag were?

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    I would imagine if the names were clear enough, that a person should be able to get some sort of idea as to their unit. But it would not be too easy.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Yes, it would be hard but it's worth a try.

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    Always worth a shot! When you get the flag, try and decipher as many of the names as you can and post them here. Keep your fingers crossed and you never know.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hey guys One of the names on the flag is Kenneth D Carpenter, Next to his name it says Methuen Massachusetts.
    Ryan
    Last edited by Ryan B; 05-21-2012 at 04:31 AM.

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    I found out about my Grandpa in the 101st who liberated dachau by simply googling his name.

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