Price: 7.50 euro
Size box: 8cm./3.1inch.
Size medal: 3.5cm./1.37inch.
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Table medal made in the DDR. On the frotn there is the image of 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 were he was shot dead in 1944.
The text on the back of the medal shows the Concentrationcamp Sachsenhausn memorial. The text reads:”national Reminder And Memorial”.