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ANTI-SEMITIC BIGOTRY AS CHRONICLED BY HISTORICAL MEDALS


 
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Figure 50. Anti-Semitic Pin

Unknown medallist, Germany/Austria, late 1920's early 1930's, Round pressed aluminum pin with clasp, 30mm. (Image courtesy of Alex Ben-Ariah).

Later, as Adolph Hitler gained power in Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s, medallic objects were distributed to German subjects depicting Jews as evil. One such anti-Semitic object is shown in figure 50. This item, which was a pin designed to be worn on clothing, shows images of "good" and "evil," a manly Germanic type with sword and shovel radiating rays of light, and a wicked and wild-looking figure with a Star of David and Bolshevik-type hat, wielding a whip with flames burning from behind. The legend in old German lettering gives the viewer the choice between "International Peace or Jewish Dictatorship." These images of "Germania" juxtaposed with "Judeo-Bolshevism" date from the street-fighting period when armed militias roamed German streets, beating and humiliating Jews.

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