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Swastika shaped pin commemorating the reintegration of the Saarland with Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2007.155.1

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    Swastika shaped pin commemorating the reintegration of the Saarland with Nazi Germany


    Brief Narrative
    Pin created to commemorate the March 1, 1935, reintegration of the Saar region into Nazi Germany. This German industrial region on the border with France and Luxembourg had been removed from German control and placed under a fifteen year League of Nations mandate by the Treaty of Versailles following the end of World War I. The French controlled the coal mining operations as part of the reparations owed by Germany under the treaty. On January 1, 1935, there was a plebiscite to determine the future of the country and an overwhelming ninety percent of the population voted to reunite with Germany.
    commemoration:  1935 March 01
    depiction: Saarland (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nancy Fox
    front, upper right arm, embossed : 1. MÄRZ
    front, center, diagonal, embossed : SAAR
    front, lower left arm, embossed : 1935

    Physical Details

    Pins (Jewelry)
    Object Type
    Lapel pins (aat)
    Physical Description
    Small, copper colored metal pin in the shape of a swastika; attached to the center is a silver colored metal cutout in the shape of the Saar region with the word, SAAR, embossed diagonally within the center. The numerical day and month are embossed in the upper right and lower left arms of the swastika. A vertical spring tension pin is soldered on the reverse.
    overall: Height: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm) | Width: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    overall : metal, solder

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    Administrative Notes

    The Saar commemorative pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Nancy Fox.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:43:58
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