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I was told these where made in germany , believed that they were made for "***** of buckwald" , along with some lamps. The shades said to have been destroyed for "humanity sake", I'll have the lamps at a later point for pictures. 20210711_173630.jpg 20210711_173630.jpg 20210711_173630.jpg
 

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freeman

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They look like ordinary tiled decorative tables with some souvenir grade art on them.
 

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Who told you this? It seems really unlikely, and there’s a dating problem with the tiles that form a map.

The map shows the Olympic rings over Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps. The Winter Olympics were hosted there in 1936, so we can say the tiles are at least after that date.

However, the map also shows a border checkpoint just north of Hof (represented as a blue and white striped barrier). Hof is just south of and very close to what became the border between East and West Germany, but during WWII Germany was a single country. The border didn’t exist until Germany became divided after the war in Europe ended (it formally split into two nations in 1949 and the border was then closed by East Germany in 1952). After that the border north of Hof was fortified with a wall in much the same way as Berlin.

I would think that dates the tiles somewhere between about 1949-1952.
 

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