Medal Commemorating the Liberation of Concentration Camps & Freedom - 1995


Reverse:          Portrays a representation of a globe showing the world, with lines representing latitude and longitude.  The symbol “V” standing for Victory is at the North Pole of the globe.  The numerals “50” representing the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II are at the South Pole position.  Around the perimeter of the medal appear words for freedom and liberty written in English, French, Russian, Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish.  The signature of the sculptor, N. Rapoport, appears engraved incused on the base of the pedestal.

Identifer: CJF-RFC2013013


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This medal commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Allied Armies liberation of the Nazi concentration camps in Europe, and the proclamation of four basic FREEDOMS as the right of all mankind: FREEDOM of speech, FREEDOM of religion, FREEDOM from fear, and FREEDOM from want.
            This medal is devoted to American soldiers who liberated Nazi concentration camps, honoring the fighters and survivors of the Holocaust, and the memory of the millions who were slaughtered.  The medal was issued by the Israel Government Coins & Medals Corporation on the 50th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II.

Artist:              Natan Rapoport

Mintage:          The medal was minted in silver (59 mm), 599 were struck, weighing approximately 175 grams; and in bronze (82mm) 999 were struck, weighing 340 grams.

Mint:   It is the first medal ever created by the Israel Government Coins & medals Corporation using the casting method, which produces precise sculptural high relief details.

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