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Forget--Me-Not pin issued postwar to honor German Freemasons

Object | Accession Number: 2001.329.1

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    Forget--Me-Not pin issued postwar to honor German Freemasons

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Forget-me-not flower pin of the type issued at the Annual Convent of the United Grand Lodge of Germany, A.F. and A.M., in 1948. It was issued to honor those members of the order who carried on their traditions despite censorship by the Nazi regime in Germany. The German Grand Lodge in Bayreuth adopted the wearing of a blue forget-me-not flower in the lapel as an unobtrusive mark of Masonic membership around 1934. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, they prohibited gatherings of the organization and Freemasons had to meet and conduct their activities in secret.
    Date
    issue:  after 1948
    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robin Fields

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Jewelry
    Category
    Pins (Jewelry)
    Object Type
    Brooches (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Metal pin with pin back attachment and blue enamel decoration.
    Dimensions
    overall: | Depth: 0.375 inches (0.953 cm) | Diameter: 0.375 inches (0.953 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, enamel

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The pin was donated the the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001 by Robin Fields, the daughter of Milton Fields.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:12:06
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