World War I German medal awarded for Tapferkeit [Bravery]
- Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lore Tobias
Medal awarded to Ludwig Sussmann for bravery during his service in the German Army during World War I. The Sussman family, Ludwig, his wife, Selma, and daughter, Lore, 10, emigrated from Germany to the United States, to escape the escalating anti-Semitism. During their first attempt to leave, the boat was forced to return because of preparations for the Munich Conference. This Conference, held on September 29-30, 1938, led to the agreement by representatives from Great Britain, France, Germany, and Italy to the German annexation of the Sudetenland, a region of Czechoslovakia, in exchange for a pledge of peace from Hitler. The Czech government was not a participant of the Conference. The Sussman's were able to leave once the conference concluded.
Record last modified: 2018-01-16 10:06:15
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Also in Ludwig Friedrich Sussman collection
The collection consists of three Jewish prayer books and a medal relating to the experiences of Ludwig Friedrich Sussman, who left Germany for the United States in 1938.
Date: approximately 1938
Prayer book for all year that belong to Ludwig Friedrich Sussman. It includes passages from the Five Books of the Torah, comprehensive prayers for the holidays, and the Book of Psalms with explanations. compiled by Yehiel Michal Epstein, published by Spitz, Offenback Originally belonged to Ludwig Friedrich Sussman (donor's father).