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Westwall Defense medal

Object | Accession Number: 2002.327.14

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    Westwall Defense medal

    Overview

    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gerald Schwab
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Schwab and Teresa Marshall

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Medal; metal, oval-shaped medal with brown and white ribbon; medal has eagle with wings spread, perched on wreath around a swastika; under swastika has a sword crossed with a shovel over the corner of a wall; two feathers at very bottom; reverse reads "FUR / ARBEIT / ZUM / SCHUTZE / DEUTSCH / LANDS"; the edge of both sides has a wreath pattern; loop at top, with hoop through loop; brown ribbon with two white stripes on either side folded in half, threaded through loop; edges not sewn together.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Width: 1.300 inches (3.302 cm) | Depth: 0.120 inches (0.305 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 2002 by Gerald Schwab.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:41:50
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