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Kartell-Convent fraternity ribbon with ceramic medallion brought to the US by a Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2006.313.2

Kartell-Convent fraternal ribbon with medallion received by Lothar (John) Spanier in Berlin, Germany. This was the only all Jewish dueling fraternity and these colors may have been issued for fencing prowess. The ribbon is embroidered with his monogram and the fraternity motto. The K-C [Kartell-Convent der Verbindungen Deutscher Studenten Juedischen Glaubens] was a national organization that brought together Jewish student fraternities in Germany. The K-C was outlawed in 1933/34 by the Nazi government, along with other Jewish groups. Lothar, who had become a dentist, emigrated to the United States in 1939. His parents, Rabbi Meier and Charlotte Mayer Spanier, committed suicide to avoid their scheduled September 1942 deportation to the concentration camps.

Date
before 1933  (received)
Geography
received : Berlin (Germany)
Language
Latin
Classification
Awards
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lori and Steven Ross
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:50
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