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Honor Cross of the World War 1914/1918 combatant veteran service medal awarded to a German Jewish veteran

Object | Accession Number: 1989.113.41

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    Honor Cross of the World War 1914/1918 combatant veteran service medal awarded to a German Jewish veteran

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914 1918 [The Honor Cross of World War 1914/1918) awarded for serving in combat in the German Army during the First World War. The award was established by President Paul von Hindenburg, on July 13, 1934. This was the first official WWI service medal of the Third Reich, often referred to by an unofficial name, Hindenburg Cross. Hindenburg, Field Marshal of German forces during WWI, appointed Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933, and soon a Nazi dictatorship ruled the country.
    Date
    commemoration:  1914-1944
    issue:  1934 July 13-1944
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bernard Feingold

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Bronze cross with red, white, and black striped ribbon attached; engraved with 2 crossed swords, a wreath, and the dates "1914" and "1918."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm) | Width: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Joseph, Walter.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Brig. General Bernard Feingold.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-18 13:52:06
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