Liberation of the concentration camps by cutting the barbed wire with a bayonet; powerful symbolism. 1995 The artwork was done by Howard Koslow (1924-2016), the American illustrator who designed numerous postage stamps for the USPS.
Guinea-Bissau honored Anne Frank (1929-1945) with a souvenir sheet and stamps with scenes from the war in 2015. A section of concentration camp barbed wire is pictured next to her portrait. It would have been Anne's 90th birthday yesterday.
The Marshall Islands issued a stamp commemorating the liberation of the concentration camps by the allied forces. (Does anyone know the name of the person being honored on the stamp?) 2015 The photograph is in the American Holocaust Museum.
Both Germans and Koreans know about walls of barbed wire separating their populations after a war. This cancellation was issued for the philatelic exhibition in Frankfurt highlighting friendship between the two countries. Note that the Brandenburg Tor is open and the DMZ is not, but there is a peace dove between the two.
Iran issued an appeal on a stamp in 1980: "Let us Liberate Jerusalem". The star of David made of barbed wire is being removed. The subject of barbed wire/Jerusalem has been discussed on several other pages.
The Belgian stamp of 2005 commemorating the liberation of concentration camps featured a photograph of inmates gathered at both sides of the barbed wire and a watchtower. (Note both Belgian languages on the stamp.)
The old fort of Breendonk, just south of Antwerp in Belgium, is not only moated, it was encircled with barbed wire and watchtowers when it was used as a concentration camp in WWII. Charity stamp of 1954 showing the front portal and a photo of the perimeter, now in the memorial archives.
The Bulgarian stamp of 1949 shows a hurdle jumper and behind him a soldier easily jumping over a wire entanglement, even while carrying full gear. The message - keep in shape with lots of sports in order to be a good soldier.