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Reichsluftschutzbund house marker

Object | Accession Number: 2005.367.1

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    Reichsluftschutzbund house marker

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    Brief Narrative
    Plaque identifying membership in the Reichsluftschutzbund [National Air Protection League], a civil defense corps in Germany under the Nazi regime. The plaque would have been mounted on the door to identify the home of a member. The membership consisted of civilians trained to assist the public in the event of an air raid.
    manufacture:  1933-1945
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries
    front, center, embossed, blue paint : RLB
    front, around border, embossed : Mitglied des / Reichsluftschutzbundes e.D. [Member of the National Air Protection League]

    Physical Details

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    Object Type
    House marks (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, gold colored plaque. Front has an embossed design in the center of an 8-pointed star, painted silver, with 3 large, blue letters with a swastika beneath. There is embossed German text around border. Each edge has 2 small holes for mounting it on a wall or building. Back is concave and copper colored.
    overall: Height: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm) | Width: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    overall : metal, paint

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    Administrative Notes

    The house marker was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the University of Mary Washington Galleries.
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    2023-08-31 10:41:50
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