WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class medal
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The Walter Feibelman papers consist of biographical materials, subject files, and objects documenting the Feibelmann family’s life in Berlin, immigration to the United States, and postwar search for their lost relatives.
The Walter Feibelman papers consist of biographical materials and subject files documenting the Feibelmann family’s life in Berlin, immigration to the United States, and postwar search for their lost relatives. Biographical materials include military records documenting Bernhard Feibelmann’s World War I service, Walter’s student records, his parents’ passports, and tracing documents following Otto and Addi Feibelmann and Emma Klein. Subject files include a photograph of the Theodor Herzl Schule, Hamburg- American Line records about the Feibelmanns’ passage to America, ration tickets for bread, two empty envelopes, and Walter’s personal memories of his childhood in Berlin and immigration to America, "Some Personal Recollections of the Years 1933-1941."
WWI service medal, known as the Hindenburg Cross, awarded to commemorate the distinguished deeds of the German people during the WW I. The medal was established by President von Hindenburg in July 1934 to honor German participants of the Great War. Individuals had to apply to the government to receive the medal. This versions of the medal, with crossed swords, was awarded to combatants. It was the only medal issued by the Third Reich to honor veterans of that war.