Price: 20.00 euro
Size box: 16x10cm./6.2×3.9inch.
Size medals: 3cm./1.1inch.
Size plaque: 7×1.5cm./2.7×0.5inch.
Table medal from the DDR. The text on the plaque says:”Honorary gift from the secretariat district management SED Karl Marx Stadt”. The SED was the ruling communist party of East Germany.
On the first medal there is Fritz Heckert. Friedrich (Fritz) Carl Heckert (1884-1936) was a German politician, co-founder of the Spartacus League and the Communist Party of Germany and a leading member of the Communist International (Comintern). He also briefly served as the Saxon Minister of Economy in 1923. The text on the back of the medal reads:”Revolutionary Leader Of The Proletarians District Karl Marx City”.
On the second medal there is Ernst Schneller. Ernst Schneller (1890-1944) was a German school teacher. In 1914 he volunteered to join the army when war broke out. Sent to fight on the Eastern Front, he became politicised and radicalised, especially as the ideas behind the Russian Revolution filtered through to the German troops. After the war he joined first the Social Democratic Party and then, in 1920, the recently launched Communist Party of Germany. He was arrested in 1933 and imprisoned. Transfer to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp followed in 1939. On 11 October 1944 Ernst Schneller was one of 24 German camp inmates deemed culpable of “illegal activities”, taken out, and together with three French antifascists shot dead by the SS. The back of the medal reads:”Revolutionary Leader Of The Proletarians District Karl Marx City”.
On the third medal there is Clara Zetkin. Clara Zetkin was a German womans rights activist in the socialist and communist womans rights movement (1857-1933). She was and is still honoured by the Clara Zetkin park in Leipzich, the Clara Zetkin museum in Birkenwerder and the Clara Zetkin clothing factory in Moscow. The back of the medal reads:”Revolutionary Leader Of The Proletarians District Karl Marx City”.
Medal DDR MD061 Honory Gift SED Karl Marx City
Price: 20.00 euro