The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967

1967

caption:
Obverse:          The Frankenhuis Commemorative Art Medal depicts a mother and two children halting under police guard at a railroad station, before being herded onto the cattle car which will transport them to a strange and cruel fate (“the final solution”).  Like countless others, this mother has been torn from the life she knew and love and to which she has every right as a human being; now she faces the stark moment of abandonment which has been termed “an agony of death.”  Courageous, though tormented, she clasps her babes in a protective embrace against the surrounding nightmare.  The eye can see the “Star of David” on the little girls’ garments, meant to be a mark of shame, but worn by the innocent martyrs as a badge of honor.

  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967
  • The Frankenhuis Collection Medal - 1967

Identifer: CJF-RFC2013026

Medium
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Collection
Holocaust Medals, Plaques, Tokens & Pins

Description
This medal was designed by Elizabeth Nealson Weinstrop of California.  Commissioned by Maurice Frankenhuis.  Issued in 1967 in Bronze with 500 issued (78mm diameter) by the Medallic Art Co. N.Y.
 
History:           This medal is listed in Hafner, Sylvia, (1978) Judaic Tokens and Medals, American Israel Numismatic Association, Inc.,  See medal HO – 2, pages 80 & 85. See Hafner HO-2.  A similar medal exists without the text on the back.  The WWI section of the Frankenhuis Collection has been donated to the Kadman Numismatic Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.  The WWII section of the Frankenhuis Collection has been donated to the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.

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