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Souvenir coin with a swastika and Star of David

Object | Accession Number: 2017.210.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Promotional coin issued by the nationalist German newspaper, Der Angriff. The coin was struck in 1934 to memorialize the journey of Baron von Mildenstein, a Nazi party member, to Palestine. The trip resulted in a pro-Zionist report encouraging Jewish emigration to Palestine and elsewhere, published in Der Angriff. It is embossed with the text, Ein Nazi fahrt nach Palastina, [A Nazi goes to Palestine] which is also the title of a book published by the Nazi Party in 1934.
    Date
    commemoration:  1934
    Geography
    manufacture: Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ira Rezak
    Markings
    front, around edge, below border, embossed : ∙ EIN NAZI FÄHRT NACH PALÄSTINA [A Nazi Travels to Palestine]
    back, center, embossed : UND ERZÄHLT / DAVON IM / Angriff [And tells about it in Angriff]
    back, bottom center, embossed : L. CHR LAUER NUERNBURG
    Contributor
    Issuer: Der Angriff

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Physical Description
    Circular, bronze colored metal coin with a smooth edge and an embossed design on the front of a Star of David encircled by German text, with a raised rim. The back features an embossed swastika with 3 lines of German text below within a circle with a raised border next to the raised rim. The printer's name is embossed in small print along the lower edge.
    Dimensions
    overall: | Depth: 0.125 inches (0.318 cm) | Diameter: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The commemorative coin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017 by Ira Rezik.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2024-01-17 07:41:26
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