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Ivory bracelet carved with gold painted swastikas and SS lightning bolts

Object | Accession Number: 2001.204.4

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    Ivory bracelet carved with gold painted swastikas and SS lightning bolts

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Ivory cuff bracelet presented to an SS member, engraved with swastikas and Munich, Germany, 1933. The SS (Schutzstaffel; Protection Squadrons), commanded by Heinrich Himmler from 1929, considered itself an elite corps of the Nazi Party based on race-nationalist visions of racial purity. In 1936, the SS established the Lebensborn (Fount of Life) program that decreed that every SS man should father four children, in or out of wedlock. Lebensborn homes were created to house and care for the illegimate children and their mothers.
    Date
    commemoration:  1933
    Geography
    creation: Munich (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Jewelry
    Category
    Bracelets
    Object Type
    Cuff bracelets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Elephant ivory bracelet with a polished smooth exterior with raised narrow bands around the top and bottom edge. The wide, central band is carved with alternating Nazi insignia: 4 swastikas and 4 SS lightning bolts, painted gold. The interior is slightly rough and has darkened to a golden brown. It is carved with a year and city name. A small, circular hole is pierced through one side.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.875 inches (7.303 cm) | Width: 2.625 inches (6.668 cm) | Depth: 1.250 inches (3.175 cm)
    Materials
    overall : ivory, paint
    Inscription
    interior, carved : M√úNCHEN 1933

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The bracelet was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 12:29:55
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