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War Medal 1939-1945 and ribbon awarded to an Austrian Jewish woman, British Auxiliary Territorial Division

Object | Accession Number: 2009.294.2 a-b

War Medal 1939-1945 awarded to Lilly Feldmann by the British government for her military service during World War II in Africa and Palestine. In late 1938, 18 year-old Lilly felt forced to leave Vienna, Austria, because of anti-semitism and Nazi fervor. In her diary, she wrote: “It is a curse that I shall miss this home in spite of the fact that it hates and rejects me…I shall cry for you, you stupid, pitiful country.” She escaped to England where she joined the British Army and served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service Division.

Date
1939-1945  (commemoration)
Geography
issue : Great Britain
Language
Latin
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dorit B. Whiteman, Ph.D.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:27
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