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Carl Werner Lenneberg collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of World War I medals, ribbons, and shoulder boards, currency, a DRL sports badge, correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Carl Werner Lenneberg and his family before the Holocaust in Germany, during their voyage on the MS St Louis in 1939, and emigration to the United States in 1940.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by Ron Lenneberg, the son of Carl Werner Lenneberg.
Date
approximately 1918-approximately 1940
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Carl Lenneberg papers

Document | Accession Number: 2011.259.1

Date
inclusive:  circa 1913-1975
bulk:  1939-1940

WWI anti-aircraft gun fuse fragment owned by a Jewish German soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.2

Geography
manufacture: Germany
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1916
WWI anti-aircraft gun fuse fragment owned by a Jewish German soldier

World War I German issue dog tag worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.3

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
use:  1916-1918
World War I German issue dog tag worn by a Jewish soldier

Commemorative Medal for World War I awarded to a Jewish German soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.4

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1914-1918
Commemorative Medal for World War I awarded to a Jewish German soldier

DRL Sport Badge, silver grade with swastika, owned by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.5

Geography
manufacture: Jena (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1935-approximately 1937
DRL Sport Badge, silver grade with swastika, owned by German Jewish refugee

WWI Honor Cross buttonhole double ribbon bar with swords awarded to Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.6

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1914-1918
WWI Honor Cross buttonhole double ribbon bar with swords awarded to Jewish soldier

Honor Cross of World War I awarded to a German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.7

Geography
manufacture: Pforzheim (Germany)
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1914-1918
Honor Cross of World War I awarded to a German Jewish soldier

Honor Cross of World War I ribbon awarded to a German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.8

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1914-1918

Commemorative Medal for World War I ribbon awarded to a Jewish German soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.9

Date
commemoration:  1914-1918

Commemorative Medal for World War I ribbon awarded to a Jewish German soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.10

Date
commemoration:  1914-1918

Commemorative Medal for World War I wrapped ribbon awarded to a Jewish German soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.11 a-b

Date
commemoration:  1914-1918

WW I 61st Artillery gold shoulder boards with cannons owned by German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.12 a-b

Date
issue:  1914-1918

WW I 8th Artillery gold shoulder boards with cannons owned by German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.13 a-b

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
use:  approximately 1914-1918

WW I 8th Artillery gold shoulder board with cannons owned by German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.14

Date
use:  approximately 1914-approximately 1918

WW I 61st Artillery gold shoulder board with cannons owned by German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.15

Date
issue:  approximately 1914-approximately 1918

WW I 8th Artillery grey shoulder boards with 8 worn by German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.16 a-b

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
use:  approximately 1914-approximately 1918

Airmail box used to store his war medals by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.17 a-b

Geography
manufacture: United States
Date
use:  after 1940

Weimar Germany, 100 mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.18

Geography
issue: Berlin (Germany)
Date
issue:  1920 November 01
Weimar Germany, 100 mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Weimar Germany, 10 billion mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.19

Geography
issue: Berlin (Germany)
Date
issue:  1923 October 01
Weimar Germany, 10 billion mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Aachen District, 20 billion mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.20

Geography
issue: Aachen (Germany : Landkreis)
Date
issue:  1923 October 12
Aachen District, 20 billion mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Remscheid 500 million mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2011.259.21

Geography
issue: Remscheid (Germany)
Date
issue:  1923 August 11
Remscheid 500 million mark note, saved by German Jewish refugee
 
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