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WW I Baden Cross for Volunteer War Aid awarded to a German Jewish veteran

Object | Accession Number: 2013.477.2

Kreuz für freiwillige Kriegshilfe [Volunteer War Aid Cross] 1914-1916, belonging to Oskar Ehrmann. The Cross was awarded to men and women who provided outstanding service in caring for the sick and wounded, outside the war zone, or for other voluntary service in support of the war. Ehrmann was awarded a Cross of Honor for service on the front line during the First World War (1914-1918), issued in 1934. Oskar's two brothers were also German Army officers in WWI. In 1933, the Nazi regime came to power in Germany and enacted policies to persecute the Jewish population. Oskar decided to leave Germany with his family. In June 1937, Oskar, his wife Friedel, their children, Hans, 14, and Rolf, 12, and Friedel's brother Gustav sailed to America. They were later joined that by several family members, but many were unable to leave and perished.

commemoration:  1914-1916
issue: Germany
Military Insignia
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Linda Ziskind
Record last modified: 2023-08-31 15:27:29
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