Mahler re second graffiti operation

Mahler: In the night of February 8/9, 1943, the word “Freedom” was painted in green on the entrance of the University of Munich three times in 60 cm [24”] high letters [Note 1], and the inscription “Down with Hitler” (with crossed-out swastika) twice.


Note 1: The type of writing was identified as “Balkenschrift”, lit. Beam Writing. It is not clear whether the term refers to a style of writing, e.g. an “architectural font”, or whether it refers to placement – i.e., on the beams of the portal.

Source: ZC13267, Mahler’s report dated February 19, 1943.

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