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Skull and Crossbone Flag Identification Needed

Article about: I am cataloging the items of the Holocaust exhibit at the museum that I am interning in and cannot figure out what this banner is. The label in the case said that it was hung on the doors of

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    Default Skull and Crossbone Flag Identification Needed

    I am cataloging the items of the Holocaust exhibit at the museum that I am interning in and cannot figure out what this banner is. The label in the case said that it was hung on the doors of Jews who were to be executed; however, I cannot verify this anywhere. I did notice that it looks very similar to the German minen sign. Does anyone know for sure what this was used for? I would appreciate any help that could be given.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Skull and Crossbone Flag Identification Needed

    These are as you said thought by most to be another variation on the Anti gas marker flag. Evidence shows that the type you are thinking of are for gas and not for minefields and if you do a search you can find some period pictures posted by me showing them in use.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Default Re: Skull and Crossbone Flag Identification Needed

    You're right Wriggers, it's a minefield warning pennant.

    Regards, Ned.

    Edit: OOEER....!! Maybe not, thanks Jerry!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default Re: Skull and Crossbone Flag Identification Needed

    I cannot comment on authenticity, but it is the type of warning flag that was originally intended as a gas marker, but later commonly used to mark mine fields.

    The story about special flags for hanging from the doors of Jews to be executed is a fantasy.

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    Thanks for the help. I wondered about the execution story when I couldn't find any other evidence for it. I appreciate all the input.

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