Date of Creation1939-1945
GenreNazism & Propaganda;Currency, Medals & Militaria
Place of CreationGermany
DescriptionReischsalder (imperial eagle) with swastika embroidered in yellow thread on green cloth
Measurements5.5 x 11.7 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society in 1993 by Maurice Smith.
Artefacts from this accession were collected by the donor while he was stationed Bloemendaal, Holland where his duties included guarding German Wehrmacht supplies. The donor served in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment in 1944 during the invasion of Italy before joining the the First Canadian Army during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Maurice Smith