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Medal and chain acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2010.507.6 a-b

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Nazi medal and chain brought back to the United States by Don Stanton.
    Date
    found:  approximately 1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Trudy Stanton

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Awards
    Category
    Medals
    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Kidney shaped silver medal with Nazi eagle painted yellow clutching swastika. Beneath is black banner with yellow lettering "Feldgendarmerie", also has two metal pieces painted yellow on top left and right of medal. Reverse covered with green wool/felt and has two metal protrusions (one stamped with M in a square) and one metal link on top right. Chain has thin metal links attached to each other with thick metal brackets.
    Dimensions
    a: Height: 4.380 inches (11.125 cm) | Width: 6.380 inches (16.205 cm) | Depth: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm)
    b: Height: 26.500 inches (67.31 cm) | Width: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm) | Depth: 0.120 inches (0.305 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, felt, paint

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medal and chain was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Trudy Stanton, the widow of Don Stanton.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:26:45
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