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K- 561




1939, Cast Bronze Commemorative Medallion, 102.9mm., 252.70g., Rim-punch, K•GœTz. 


Obverse: Ship with full sails above City seal with the inscription ”Home-coming of the Hanseatic city of Danzig September 1, 1939.”


Reverse:  German soldier 'rescues' personified Danzig with swastika left and City seal right. Inscription reads “Liberated from the disgrace of Versailles.”


Hitler's demand for Danzig was the chief cause for World War II. This city became a member of the Hanseatic League in the thirteenth century and after an eventful change in ownerships, belonged to Prussia from 1814 to 1919. After World War I it was made a Free City under supervision of the League of Nations. It was annexed by Germany on September 1, 1939 and lost to Russia in 1945.




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