Honor Cross of the World War 1914-1918 medal and box
after 1934 July 13 (issue)
- Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marion Rosley
World War 1 service medal, known as the Hindenburg Cross, awarded to commemorate distinguished deeds of the German people during that war. The medal was established by President von Hindenburg in July 1934 to honor German participants of the Great War. Individuals had to apply to the government to receive the medal. This version of the medal, without crossed swords, was awarded to noncombatants. It was the only medal issued by the Third Reich to honor veterans of the Great War.
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Also in Ernst Meyer family collection
The collection consists of artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Ernst Meyer [Mejer], his wife Ilse Seidler, and their children, Marion and Werner, who fled Krefeld, Germany, for the United States in December 1938.
Documents and photographs illustrating the experiences of Ernst Meyer, his wife Ilse Seidler, and their children Marion and Werner, and Ilse's mother, Marta Seidler, who were able to flee Krefeld, Germany to the United States in December 1938. Includes photograph album of Marion as child (1931-1937); loose photographs of family (28), circa 1930s; birth and marriage certificates; vaccination certificates; proof of Ernst's military service in World War I; US naturalization certificates; German passports; last wills and testaments of Meyer family members; and financial documents following immigration to United States.