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

Object | Accession Number: 2000.229.2

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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    commemoration:  1914-1918
    issue:  1934 July 13-1944
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lotte and David Zinner

    Physical Details

    Military Insignia
    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Medal in the shape of a cross with two crossing swords. Embossed in the center of cross is wreath of leaves with "1914/1918."
    overall : bronze

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Lotte and David Zinner, Otto and Erna Stein’s daughter and grandson, in 2000.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 14:31:38
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