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Service recognition card for British commemorative medals and ribbons issued to an Austrian Jewish woman in the British Auxiliary

Object | Accession Number: 2009.294.6

Entitlement card for medals 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, her heartbreak is clear: “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
English
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Proclamations
Object Type
Testimonials (aat)
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 14:25:21
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