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The flag with fifty-six stars : a gift from the survivors of Mauthausen

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin; Bill Farnsworth
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On May 6, 1945, when members of the 11th Armored Division of the U.S. Army marched into the Mauthausen concentration camp, they were presented with an extraordinary gift. A group of prisoners, had surreptitiously pieced together a U.S. flag with an extra row of stars. Colonel Richard Seibel had the flag proudly flown over the camp as a symbol of freedom. This inspiring account of the liberation of one of the Third  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Goldman Rubin; Bill Farnsworth
ISBN: 0823416534 9780823416530 0823420191 9780823420193
OCLC Number: 55066971
Description: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Susan Goldman Rubin ; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.

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On May 6, 1945, when members of the 11th Armored Division of the U.S. Army marched into the Mauthausen concentration camp, they were presented with an extraordinary gift. A group of prisoners, had surreptitiously pieced together a U.S. flag with an extra row of stars. Colonel Richard Seibel had the flag proudly flown over the camp as a symbol of freedom. This inspiring account of the liberation of one of the Third Reich's most infamous camps is a tribute to the humanity and hope preserved by the survivors. The paintings by Bill Farnsworth depict the events. Source notes, a bibliography, further resources, an index, and a reproduction of the actual flag are included.

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