- Brief Narrative
- Gold embroidered badge in the shape of the Imperial Eagle, the national emblem of the Third Reich, acquired by a United States soldier in Europe near the end of World War II.
approximately 1945 May
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joyce and William Becker
- Object Type
- Physical Description
- Patch in the shape of an eagle with outspread wings with the Reichsadler, an eagle with outspread wings holding a wreath with a swastika in its talons, embroidered in gold colored thread. It is sewn to black cloth backing and has a purple inked number stamp on the reverse.
- overall: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Width: 4.250 inches (10.795 cm)
- overall : cloth, thread
- reverse, upper left, stamped, purple ink : 005
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- No restrictions on access
- Conditions on Use
- No restrictions on use
Keywords & Subjects
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- The badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Joyce and William Becker.
- 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:
- 2023-08-30 16:19:29
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Also in Joyce and William Becker collection
The collection consists of Nazi Party artifacts: an armband, a badge, a banner, and a belt buckle relating to the experiences of a United States soldier in Europe near the end of World War II.
Date: 1945 May
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