The Flag With Fifty-six Stars

The Flag With Fifty-six Stars

Book - 2005
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On May 6th, 1945 when the 11th Armored Division of the U.S. Army marched into the Mauthausen Concentration camp, they were presented with an extraordinary gift. Despite their desperate and starving conditions, a group of prisoners had surreptitiously sewed scraps of sheets and jackets together to make a U.S. flag. Even though the inmates had added an extra row of stars, Colonel Richard Seibel had the flag flown over the camp as a tribute to the humanity, perseverance, and spirit of the survivors of Mauthausen. The meticulously researched paintings by Bill Farnsworth poignantly depict the events. Source notes, a biography, further resources and a reproduction of the actual flag are included.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780823416530
0823416534
Call Number: 940.5318 RUBIN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Mauthausen (Concentration camp) -- Juvenile literature.
Flags -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation -- Germany -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Farnsworth, Bill
Alternative Title: Flag with 56 stars

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