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Reichsadler (Imperial Eagle) shaped patch acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1992.104.2

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    Reichsadler (Imperial Eagle) shaped patch acquired by a US soldier

    Overview

    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.
    Date
    found:  approximately 1945 May
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joyce and William Becker

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Object Type
    Badges (lcsh)
    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.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Width: 4.250 inches (10.795 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, thread
    Inscription
    reverse, upper left, stamped, purple ink : 005

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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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