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World War I medal awarded to a Jewish veteran for bravery

Object | Accession Number: 1990.283.1

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    World War I medal awarded to a Jewish veteran for bravery

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    World War I medal awarded to Ernst Rothschild for bravery during World War I. Ernst, who was Jewish, later emigrated to the United States.
    Date
    commemoration:  1914-1918
    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Kraemer in memory of her cousins Erwin Marx and Ernst Rothschild and of all the victims of the Holocaust
    Contributor
    Subject: Ernst Rothschild
    Biography
    Ernst Rothschild, who was Jewish, was born in Michelstadt (Hessen), Germany. He served in the German Army during World War I (1914-1918) and was awarded several medals for bravery. His twin brother was killed in battle during that war. Ernst later emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco, California, where he died.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Round medal with profile of "Ernst Ludwig Grossherzon von Hessen" on one side and "Fur Tapferkeit" (for bravery) on the other.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm) | Width: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Ruth Kraemer, the cousin of Ernst Rothschild.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-18 13:46:58
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