03-14-2016 05:05 PM
Thanks for showing. I never new that these types of awards existed.
Thanks for your input both.
I assume items like these don't generate much interest. These Calendar medals are produced by the Austrian mint. There are a whole series of them with various themes.
Here is a link if you want to see more:
Austrian Custom Calendar Medals
My interest was stoked when reading From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich.
It seems that Degussa became sole owners of the firm Degesch. (An acronym for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädlingsbekämpfung mbH) in 1922 and were responsible for developing ZyklonB.
The firm sold large quantities of the stuff to the SS in 1942 to 1944.
It is interesting to note that I have not come across a calendar medal dated 1944.
I wonder if the directors realised the way the war was heading.
All the best
I like them! I could easily envision hunting down the complete run of them! Interesting badges!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."