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Ivory bracelet carved with gold painted swastikas and SS lightning bolts

Object | Accession Number: 2001.204.4

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
1933  (commemoration)
Geography
creation : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Bracelets
Object Type
Cuff bracelets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:42
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