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World War I German medal awarded for Tapferkeit [Bravery]

Object | Accession Number: 2005.358.1

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
1914-1918  (commemoration)
Geography
distribution : Hesse (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lore Tobias
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Record last modified: 2018-01-16 10:06:15
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