Citation
Fuhrer Des Nationalen Deutschen [The Leader of the National German Centralized State]

Material Information

Title:
Fuhrer Des Nationalen Deutschen [The Leader of the National German Centralized State] [medallion]
Creator:
Karl Goetz ( Designer )
Place of Publication:
Germany, Munich
Creation Date:
1934
Materials:
bronze ( medium )
Measurements:
5 diameter in
12.7 diameter cm

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Portraits -- Politics -- Hitler -- Nazism/Third Reich
Genre:
medallions (ornament areas) ( aat )

Notes

Abstract:
Circular bronze medallion with obverse depicting a portrait of Adolf Hitler, leader of the national Germany state of unity; reverse depicts a block of coat-of-arms chained to two pillars, each topped with a swastika; commemorating the occasion of the abolishing of the separate states of the Republic on January 30, 1934; Goetz claims he put a subtle hint into this medal that this event was not so desirable by showing the block of coat-of-arms representing the states being 'chained' to two pillars with the swastika; inscription on reverse translates to "The God-given building blocks of our peoples." (This act was effected by the "Law of the Reconstruction of the Nation.").
Preferred Citation:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
TD1989.212.23 ( accession number )
Classification:
Medallic Art