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Kriegserinnerungsmedaille [War Commemorative Medal], 1914-1918 awarded to a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.517.3

Commemorative medal awarded to Adolph Blau for his service in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. It was designed by by the Austrian sculptor, Edwin Grienauer. Adolph, his wife, two children, and his mother-in-law were deported by the Germans from Vienna, Austria, to Theresienstadt in 1942. His daughter, Trudy, was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Trudy rejoined the family in the spring of 1945. They lived in Terezin until the International Red Cross took over administration of the camp from the Germans on May 2, 1945. The family then was transferred to Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany where they lived until their emigration to the United States in 1948.

Date
1914-1918  (commemoration)
Geography
issue : Austria
Language
German
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jeffrey A. Gordon
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:13
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