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

 
Fuhrer Des Nationalen Deutschen Einheitsstaates [The Leader of the National German Centralized State]
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  • Title :     Fuhrer Des Nationalen Deutschen Einheitsstaates [The Leader of the National German Centralized State]
  • Artist:     Karl Goetz Designer
  • Accession:     TD1989.212.23
  • Country:     Germany Munich
  • Date:     1934
  • Dimensions:     Inches 5 diameter, Centimeters 12.7 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Portraits , Politics , Hitler , Nazism/Third Reich , Figurative , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1989.212.23 (OBVERSE).JPG, TD1989.212.23 (REVERSE).JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda
Description:
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.").