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Belt buckle with an embossed Nazi Imperial eagle and motto acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1992.104.3

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    Belt buckle with an embossed Nazi Imperial eagle and motto acquired by a US soldier


    Brief Narrative
    Aluminum belt buckle with a Reichsadler, the Imperial Eagle that was a national emblem of the Third Reich, acquired by a United States soldier in Europe near the end of World War II. It is embossed with the motto: Gott Mits Uns (God is With Us.)
    found:  approximately 1945 May
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joyce and William Becker

    Physical Details

    Dress Accessories
    Belts (Clothing)
    Object Type
    Buckles (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular silver aluminum belt buckle with an embossed design featuring an eagle with outspread wings holding a wreath with a swastika in in its talons. The eagle is within a ring with an embossed motto in German text and a wreath of oak leaves upon a pebbled background.
    overall: Height: 1.875 inches (4.763 cm) | Width: 2.500 inches (6.35 cm) | Depth: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm)
    overall : aluminum
    front, embossed : GOTT MIT UNS [God is with us]

    Rights & Restrictions

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    The buckle 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.
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    2023-08-31 10:36:42
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