Dutch/german solidarity medallion in cased with certificate
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by: jan holland
Description: NSB Commemorative Medallion in box with certificate, very rare in mint condition, hard to find.
The fates solidarity non portable medal was instituted for those members of the nsb and captured german soldiers that were capured/interned in the may days of 1940 (10 to 14 may). In the chaos of the war people who were tought to be dangerous (german's in the Netherlands and Nsb people) were taken to prison and and put in camps. In a telagram to Hitler on 4 september 1940 Mussert speaks of a number of 5000 people who were put in jail in 10 to 14 may 1940. Besides nsb members also a few hundred of reknowned fascists and even communists went to jail. Also members of the nsnap that were enlisted on 1 february 1943 as member or sympathising member of the nsb and who were interned during the wardays of 10 to 14 may 1940 also recieved the award with accompanying certificate. Mussert and the NSBës willingness to collaborate with the Germans resulted in it being acknowledged as the only legal political party in Holland in December 1941.
NSB Commemorative Medallion - Bronze - Obverse.
This medallion measures 40 mm and is struck in fine bronze that has a light green patination. The obverse has a flat flan on to which is superimposed a swastika at the centre, with a wolf hook, or wolf's angle, over it. From the base of the swastika is the root of a rose bush that throws up two branches to form a wreath round the swastika, which meet at the apex with two rose flowers on either side of the wolf hook. Around the trunk of the rose and over the branches runs a chain, snaking its way to the edge of the medallion on either side. From this point, on the left-hand side, runs the circumscription in raised, capital letters, 'LOTSVERBONDENHEID . 10 - 14 MEI . 1940', which translates to, Fateful Union . 10 - 14 May . 1940.
The reverse has a raised 1 mm edge line and a flat central field. Across the centre in raised capital letters, is the two line inscription, 'SAAMGEDREVEN DOOR HET LOT, VEREEND IN GEVAAR', this translates to, By Destiny Drawn Together, United in Danger. There is a small wolf hook in a circle at the beginning of the second line and a swastika in a circle at the end. Above the inscription is the circumscription in similar raised capital letters, 'DIETSCHERS EN DUITSCHERS' and below, 'VERBONDEN IN DE TOEKOMST', which translates to, Dutchmen and Germans Allied for the Future. The medal was designed by NSB-member and artist F. Gerdes. All examples were made by the 'official' Dutch medal producing company 'Koninklijke Begeer'.
The medallion was presented in a 48 mm square box that was produced in off white card. On the lid is a black cartouche with the lettering in white, in three lines, '10 . 14, Mei, 1940'. The upper, inner lid and lower portion of the base are lined with grey-green felt.
The certificate 37 x 25 cm, issued in registered with a very low registration number (member of the first hour) more information from person to me known and make known to the buyer.
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