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Pin commemorating 700th anniversary of the city of Gera, Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2005.367.9

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    Pin commemorating 700th anniversary of the city of Gera, Germany


    Brief Narrative
    Pin commemorating the 700th anniversary in 1937 of the city of Gera, in the German state of Thuringen. The symbol of a shield with a lion holding up a swastika was created for Thuringen by the Nazi regime.
    commemoration:  1937 August 21-1937 August 29
    issue: Gera (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries
    front, top, raised : 700 Jahrfeier / GERA/ 21-29/ August/ 1937 [700th anniversary, Gera, August 21-29, 1937]
    back, top, black ink : efo LEDERPLASTIK [Leather-plastic]
    back, bottom, black ink : D.R.G.M. [German Nationally Registered Design] / E.O. FRIEDRICH / LEIPZIG

    Physical Details

    Identifying Artifacts
    Object Type
    Lapel pins (aat)
    Physical Description
    U-shaped pin of red colored compressed paper called Lederplastik. At the top is text followed by a swastika. In the center is an impressed scene with several buildings. Imposed over the image of a building in the lower left is a raised shield with a rampant lion at center. The shield extends beyond the edge of the pin. Border has a raised design of oak leaves. A pin clasp is glued on back, with German text stamped above and below.
    overall: Height: 1.875 inches (4.763 cm) | Width: 1.250 inches (3.175 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    overall : paper, metal, adhesive, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The pin 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 10:41:51
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