Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

World War I German medal awarded for Tapferkeit [Bravery]

Object | Accession Number: 2005.358.1

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    World War I German medal awarded for Tapferkeit [Bravery]

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    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.
    Date
    commemoration:  1914-1918
    Geography
    distribution: Hesse (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lore Tobias
    Markings
    front, around border : ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN [ERNST LUDWIG GRAND DUKE VON HESSE]
    reverse, in the middle of the wreath : FÜR / TAPFERKEIT [FOR BRAVERY]
    Contributor
    Subject: Ludwig F. Sussman
    Biography
    Ludwig Friedrich Sussmann was born May 9th, 1889 in Alsbach-Hӓhnlein (Germany) to a Jewish family. He was a soldier in the German Army during WWI, possibly in Romania, where he received a medal for bravery. Ludwig, his wife and daughter, Lora, first attempted to emigrate from Germany on a passenger ship that was returned to Germany, due to the Munich Conference. Ludwig, his daughter Lora and his family eventually emigrated and settled in the United States.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, silver colored medal with raised edges. On the front is an embossed image of a man with mustache in left profile, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig, with his name embossed around the image. On the reverse is an embossed design of a bound wreath of laurel and oak branches, with German text. Suspension and jump rings are attached to the top.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Width: 1.250 inches (3.175 cm) | Depth: 1.250 inches (3.175 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lore Tobias, the daughter of Ludwig Friedrich Sussman.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 14:42:47
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/irn517376

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us