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Metal dish inscribed for a matron of an SS Lebensborn

Object | Accession Number: 2001.204.6

Commemorative dish inscribed for presentation to Erika Wittmann, the head of an SS Lebensborn called Sunny Meadows, in April 1943. The SS (Schutzstaffel; Protection Squadrons), commanded by Heinrich Himmler from 1929, saw itself as 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 illegitimate children and their mothers.

Date
1943 April  (commemoration)
Geography
Lebensborn e.V. (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Household Utensils
Category
Tableware
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:25
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