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Christmas gift box for Haeberlein-Metzger Nuremberg lebkuchen

Object | Accession Number: 2004.721.7

Haeberlein-Metzger Nuremberg lebkuchen packaging chest decorated with colorful images of gingerbread people, Christmas angels and ornaments. Lebkuchen is a biscuit similar to gingerbread cookies traditionally baked as a Christmas treat. It has been associated with Nuremberg since the 14th century and a variation known as Nuremberg Lebkuchen by law can only be produced in that city. The boxes and tins are often collected. This version was produced circa 1945 during the Nazi era in Germany.

Date
approximately 1945  (manufacture)
Geography
manufacture : Nuremberg (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Containers
Category
Boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:04
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