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Kriegserinnerungsmedaille [War Commemorative Medal], 1914-1918 awarded to a Jewish soldier 2005.517.3 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorative medal awarded to Adolph Blau for his service in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. It was designed by by the Austrian sculptor, Edwin Grienauer. Adolph, his wife, two children, and his mother-in-law were deported by the Germans from Vienna, Austria, to Theresienstadt in 1942. His daughter, Trudy, was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Trudy rejoined the family in the spring of 1945. They lived in Terezin until the International Red Cross took over administration of the camp from the Germans on May 2, 1945. The family then was transferred to Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany where they lived until their emigration to the United States in 1948.

Commemorative medal awarded to Adolph Blau for his service in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. It was designed by by the Austrian sculptor, Edwin Grienauer. Adolph, his wife, two children, and his mother-in-law were deported by the Germans from Vienna, Austria, to Theresienstadt in 1942. His daughter, Trudy, was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Trudy rejoined the family in the spring of 1945. They lived in Terezin until the International Red Cross took over administration of the camp from the Germans on May 2, 1945. The family then was transferred to Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany where they lived until their emigration to the United States in 1948.

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  • Title: Kriegserinnerungsmedaille [War Commemorative Medal], 1914-1918 awarded to a Jewish soldier 2005.517.3 front
  • Provenance: The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jeffrey A. Gordon, the son of Gertrude Blau Gordon., The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jeffrey A. Gordon, the son of Gertrude Blau Gordon.
  • Subject Keywords: Concentration camp inmates--Czech Republic--Terezín (Ustecky kraj) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna--Personal narratives. Jewish families--Austria--Vienna. Jewish refugees--Germany--Deggendorf. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany--Deggendorf. World War, 1914-1918, Participation, Jewish., Concentration camp inmates--Czech Republic--Terezín (Ustecky kraj) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna--Personal narratives. Jewish families--Austria--Vienna. Jewish refugees--Germany--Deggendorf. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany--Deggendorf. World War, 1914-1918, Participation, Jewish.
  • Type: Military Insignia, Military Insignia
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Circular, bronze medal embossed on the front with an image of a dexter eagle displayed and elevated, perched on the flat edge of a shield, and the Austrian coat of arms, decorated with straight rows divided by a rectangular band. There is German text along the bottom border. It has a suspension ring attached on the top. The reverse has an embossed oak wreath enclosing dates and German text., Circular, bronze medal embossed on the front with an image of a dexter eagle displayed and elevated, perched on the flat edge of a shield, and the Austrian coat of arms, decorated with straight rows divided by a rectangular band. There is German text along the bottom border. It has a suspension ring attached on the top. The reverse has an embossed oak wreath enclosing dates and German text.

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