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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Black painted metal alloy cross pattee style medal with a silver colored reeded border on the front and reverse. The front is embossed with an imperial crown in the top arm; a W cipher for King Wilhelm II in the center; and the year the award was reinstituted, 1914, in the bottom arm. The reverse is embossed with the FW cipher for King Friedrich Wilhelm III in the top arm; a cluster of 3 oak leaves in the center, and the year of first issue, 1813, in the bottom arm. There is a loop on the top arm with a suspension ring. The maker’s mark, KO, for Konigliches Munzamt Orden, the Royal Mint in Berlin, is engraved on the suspension ring. The medal is attached to a black with two thin white bands grosgrain ribbon.
overall : 8.270 x 11.420 in. (21.006 x 29.007 cm.)
overall : metal, paint, ribbon
front, center, embossed : W front, bottom, embossed : 1914 reverse, top, embossed : FW reverse, bottom, embossed : 1813 suspension ring, maker’s mark, engraved : KO
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