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Election token with a portrait of Hitler acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.33

Token for a 1929 campaign with a portrait of Hitler and the slogan "Leader through the Emergency," brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946. The Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I (1914-1918) reassigned German boundaries and imposed enormous reparation payments on Germany. The Young Plan of 1929 was an attempt by the former allies to support the German Weimar government by reducing reparation payments. The German Nationalist Party organized a referendum against the Young Plan. They enlisted the support of the Nazi Party, and made Hitler a member of the organizing committee. The referendum failed, but the Nazi Party gained a great deal of favorable publicity and wider mainstream acceptance.

Date
1945  (found)
1929 October 27  (commemoration)
Geography
found : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:42
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