WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class medal
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Gela Jane Benton, wife of Erich Benton, received this coded message in the USA from her father in Germany. Erich and Gela Benton emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938. Mrs. Benton and her father had prearranged that this message would be sent if he was in danger. Mrs. Benton's father presumably perished during the Holocaust. Handwritten message reads (in translation): "The doll's father Peter said [words in shorthand] We are going far away. Greetings, Father."