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Boy Scout shoulder board with fleur de lis

Object | Accession Number: 2000.24.14 a

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    Overview

    Date
    before 1938 March
    Geography
    use: Shanghai (China)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Bergtraun
    Contributor
    Subject: Eric Bergtraun
    Biography
    Eric Bergtraun (1925-2008) was born Erich Maximilian Bergtraun in Vienna to Edmund Leon Bergtraun and Lilly Wagner Bergtraun. His family left Austria for Shanghai shortly after Kristallnacht in 1938 and was forced to live in the Hongkew Ghetto for three years as the war intensified. Eric was active in the underground British Boy Scouts and became Scout Master after the war. He immigrated to the United States in 1948, settled in San Francisco, and married Polly Bergtraun (nee Hertz).

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Object Type
    Shoulder boards (aat)
    Physical Description
    part of one pair; green with button hole at top; gold embroidered fleur-de-lis with letters "R" and "P" written on either side; strip of navy blue fabric sewn on verso
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm) | Width: 1.250 inches (3.175 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool, cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The epaulets were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by Eric Bergtraun.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-21 13:18:54
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