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Honor Cross of the World War 1914-1918 medal

Object | Accession Number: 2016.453.2

World War I (1914-1918) service medal, known as the Hindenburg Cross, awarded to commemorate distinguished deeds of the German people during that war. The medal was established by President von Hindenburg in July 1934 to honor German participants of the Great War. Individuals had to apply to the government to receive the medal. This versions of the medal, with crossed swords, was awarded to combatants. It was the only medal issued by the Third Reich to honor veterans of that war.

Military Insignia
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ursula Levy
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 15:58:39
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