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Medal

Object | Accession Number: 1998.131.2

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.

Date
1914-1918  (commemoration)
after 1934 July 13  (issue)
Geography
issue : Berlin (Germany)
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Walter Feibelman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:55
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