Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Honor Cross of the World War 1914/1918 combatant veteran service medal awarded to a German Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2000.229.2

Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914 1918 [The Honor Cross of World War 1914/1918) awarded for serving in combat in the German Army during the First World War. The award was established by President Paul von Hindenburg, on July 13, 1934. This was the first official WWI service medal of the Third Reich, often referred to by an unofficial name, Hindenburg Cross. Hindenburg, Field Marshal of German forces during WWI, appointed Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933, and soon a Nazi dictatorship ruled the country.

Date
commemoration:  1914-1918
issue:  1934 July 13-1944
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lotte and David Zinner
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:21:29
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn85761