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Nazi Party swastika armband

Object | Accession Number: 1994.122.2

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    Nazi Party swastika armband

    Overview

    Date
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1933-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Bertha Lurey Elston
    Contributor
    Subject: Bertha Elston
    Distributor: Reichszeugmeisterel der NSDAP
    Biography
    Bertha Lurey Elston was born in Chicago in 1910. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1943, where she worked for the London edition of the newspaper Stars and Stripes. She attended officers candidate school and in July 1945 became second lieutenant. She was discharged in February 1946.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Armbands
    Object Type
    Armbands (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular body constructed of red wool fabric with blue piping along top and bottom; on recto, at center is black swastika with yellow embroidered border sewn against white circular background with yellow embroidered border; on verso, rectangular paper label with text in blue and black ink that reads "DRZM / Hersteller: / A4343 / Reichszeugmeisterel der NSDAP. / H No 464472."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 21.500 inches (54.61 cm) | Width: 5.250 inches (13.335 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, thread, paper, ink, adhesive

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Elston, Bertha Lurey.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The armband was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by the Estate of Bertha Lurey Elston.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-30 08:36:58
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