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Kingmark silver and red buttonhole pin issued for the 70th birthday of the Danish king acquired by a former hidden child

Object | Accession Number: 2014.311.1

Commemorative Kingmark buttonhole pin acquired by Louise Israels. It was issued in honor of the 70th birthday of King Christian X of Denmark on August 21, 1940. It has the King’s initials, the years 1870-1940, and the Danish flag. Christian remained in Copenhagen during the German occupation (4/1940-5/1945) and the Kingmark became a popular symbol of Danish independence, patriotism, and solidarity. Germany occupied the Netherlands in May 1940.

Date
1940 September 26  (commemoration)
Geography
creation : Copenhagen (Denmark)
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Pins (Jewelry)
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louise Lawrence-Israels
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:48
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