Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Medal for service as a Yugoslav partisan fighter

Object | Accession Number: 1990.118.17

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Medal for service as a Yugoslav partisan fighter

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Medals for service in the partisan war and for other military actions for Tito's army.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Jewish Community of Giessen
    Contributor
    Subject: Jakob Altaras
    Biography
    Jakob Altaras (1918-2001) was born in Split, Croatia and was the youngest of six sons of Leon Altaras. His medical studies in Zagreb were interrupted by the war, and he joined the Partisan resistance movement in Croatia. He saved Torah portions and other sacred objects from the Split Synagogue when it was set on fire; he smuggled a group of 33 Jewish children from Croatia to safety in Villa Emma near Modena, Italy; he illegally entered the Rab (Arbe) concentration camp to smuggled out photographs which were later used by the Commission for War Crimes in Yugoslavia; and he served as a surgeon in hospitals for Jewish partisans in Bari, Italy. After the war, he completed his medical studies and practiced and taught medicine in Zagreb. Altaras was politically persecuted and forced to leave Croatia in 1964 when he began investigating the 1945 death of his brother Silvio Altaras at the hands of the communist regime of Yugoslavia. He worked in Zurich, Switzerland for two years before settling in Giessen, Germany, where he served as the president of the Jewish Community of Giessen.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.620 inches (9.195 cm) | Width: 1.620 inches (4.115 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Jewish Community in Giessen.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 14:19:35
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/irn2550

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us