Carved Wood Block for 80th Division 317th Infantry, Press Camp Bad Tolz

Bad Tolz, Germany, in Bavaria was the site of a sub camp of the infamous Dachau concentration camp, and the site of capture Amon Goth (camp commander at Plaszow, Poland- portrayed in Schindler’s list).

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Wood block carved with, 80th Division 317th Infantry, Press Camp Bad Tolz.¬† A sub camp of Dachau was located in this town, and was liberated by elements of the 80th Division. It was also in Bad Tolz that the infamous concentration camp commander by Amon Goth (commanded in near by Plaszow, Poland) was captured there, later (not by the 80th ID). He was portrayed by Ralph Fiennes¬† in the 1993 movie, Schindler’s List, commanding Plaszow.

In 1985, the Museum and the Center For Military History honored the 80th Infantry Division, along with other U.S. units as liberators of Nazi concentration camps, days to weeks just after the war. The 80th ID entered the continent at Normandy in June of 1944, and was assigned to and remained under the order of battle in Patton’s 3rd Army.

Has the 80th Div. patch and the 3rd Army carved on either side.

Fine condition

Measures approx. 3″ x 5″ x .75″

Included are the two shoulder patches represented on the souvenir.

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Weight 2 lbs