I'm watching a documentary about the right-wing rise in Germany

Here they are speaking about a bar called ''Die Patriotische Bar'' and they happend to have some flags on the ceiling.

I couldn't understand what flag is the one on the left, it has a crescent and a David star.

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Google research showed some simple results.

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    If anyone else is curious, the yellow flag on the right is that of the Identitäre Bewegung. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:13
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    @Fizz: There's also a yellow Flemish flag in the back (with the black lion).
    – MSalters
    Mar 1, 2021 at 11:44
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    @MSalters: that one can't be seen too well in the frame, but it seem to lack the red bits, which seem to suggest it's a flag of the "Flemish Movement" rather than one of the other variations on the Flag of Flanders. Mar 2, 2021 at 5:41

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The angle of the photo is pretty bad, but the star isn't actually David's star (despite the six points): note the steeper angles. Also there is a smaller star-like symbol "under" the crescent. All these point to the Coat of arms of Halle an der Saale, Germany (1327), or at least something derived from that.

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Actually Wikipedia even gives the flag in the city article, which has different proportions between the two stars, matching what's seen in the photo:

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    For curiosity's sake, see also Leliwa coat of arms which--in some but not all renderings--uses a star geometrically more similar to David's star inside a crescent. Mar 1, 2021 at 3:51
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    Note that the town is simply called “Halle” nowadays.
    – Relaxed
    Mar 1, 2021 at 17:47
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    @Relaxed Some people add "an der Saale" to distinguish it from the (smaller) Halle (Westf). Mar 2, 2021 at 0:21
  • @PaŭloEbermann Honestly never heard it called that. If you don't know it or there is any ambiguity, it would be just as common to add “in Sachsen-Anhalt”. If you want to distinguish with the city in Belgium, you would probably say “Halle in Germany”. Meanwhile the name is still “Halle” and that's what it's most commonly called.
    – Relaxed
    Mar 2, 2021 at 7:46
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    @Relaxed I guess the more official name is "Halle (Saale)", the "an der" is just a way of pronouncing the parentheses. (You can see this name being used on the city's website too: halle.de/en/Home or halle.de/de/Verwaltung/Presseportal/Nachrichten/… – the name is always followed by the (Saale).) Of course, where there is no ambiguity, people omit it. Mar 2, 2021 at 15:35

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