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Honor Cross of the World War 1914-1918 medal and box

Object | Accession Number: 2011.409.2 a-c

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.

Date
1914-1918  (commemoration)
after 1934 July 13  (issue)
Geography
issue : Berlin (Germany)
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marion Rosley
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:56
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