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SSB blue enamelled badge with a snowflake acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.35

Enameled SSB badge with a white snowflake on a blue field brought back from Germany by Harold Goldberg, a Jewish American soldier who served in Europe. The acronym SSB stands for Schwabian Skiverband, a regional ski association in the Swabian region of southern Germany. The badge was manufactured by Mayer & Wilhelm, a metalware factory in Stuttgart, Germany. The factory was founded in 1865 and still produces medals and metalware today. Harold B. Goldberg lived in New York City where he attended City College and worked as mail carrier prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army as a private in October 1942. Harold served in Europe until the end of the war and then returned to New York where he married his wife Rita in 1952.

Date
1945  (found)
1907-1945  (creation)
Geography
manufacture : Stuttgart (Germany)
found : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Genre/Form
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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