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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.35

Enamelled SSB badge with a white snowflake on a blue field brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946. This may be a personal, monogrammed decorative pin. There was an organization with the acronym SSB for Sozialistischer Schutzbund [Socialist Protection League], a paramilitary group, associated with the Socialist Worker's Party, briefly active in the final years of Weimar Germany, circa 1931-33.

Date
1945  (found)
Geography
manufacture : Stuttgart (Germany)
found : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:41
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