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Military collar badge from jacket of German soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1992.163.1

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    Military collar badge from jacket of German soldier

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    German military collar badge found by Staff Sergeant Arthur Krockey on the body of a dead German soldier, Germany.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sherry Wolf

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Velvet; cut on a slight diagonal; bound with light blue fabric cord (stitched to edges); yellow satin strip stitch across bottom; 5 metal pins attached to patch with metal fasteners (piercing through back): top pin is German National Insignia, 4 small diamond shaped 3-dimensional pins below in 2 rows with German National Insignia on top; canvas (?) backing, paper tag: white with light blue printing ("RZM" upper left), purple ink stamp, Upper right "264", black, lower center "No 409189"; preprinting in German, center.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Width: 1.880 inches (4.775 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    Materials
    overall : velvet, satin, canvas, metal, paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Sherry Wolf, the daughter of Arthur Krockey.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-30 16:19:29
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