Identifer: CJF R 0013
Victory & Liberation Medals; Auschwitz
Holocaust Medals, Plaques, Tokens & Pins, Cincinnati Judaica Fund Research Collection
This medal was commissioned in 1995 by the Society for the Protection of Auschwitz (Towarzystwo Opieki Nad Oswiecimiem), a non-governmental organization based in Auschwitz, founded in 1983 by former Polish political prisoners in Auschwitz. It has ten branches. The mission of the Society is taking care of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and working to perpetuate the memory of this camp and other camps, placed in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany. The Society also cares for former prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and operates educational programing regarding what happened at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The medal comes in a box with the Society’s name and logo on the inside cover.
Mintage: Issued in Silvered Bronze (70mm). Made by the Warsaw State Mint. Extremely rare. Only 200 were minted.
History: A version of this medal was sold in William M. Rosenblum Rare Coins May 2004 Mailbid Sale.