Price: 10.00 euro
Size box: 8.2cm./3.2inch.
Size medal: 3.5cm./1.37inch.
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Medal made in the DDR. On the front of the medal is Olga Benario Prestes and dat eof birth and death. On the back it reads:”National memorial Ravensbruck”. Olga Benário Prestes (born Olga Gutmann Benario Munich, 1908-1942) was a German-Brazilian communist militant. In 1934 she escorted at the request of the Komintern Luís Carlos Pestes to Brazil, where the “Knight of Hope” wanted to start the revolution. They traveled disguised as a couple and soon fell in love with each other. In November 1935, however, the rebellion failed dramatically. They were betrayed and arrested. Shortly thereafter, Olga was deported to Germany by ship and delivered to the Gestapo. In 1938 she was deported to the Lichtenberg concentration camp and later to Ravensbrück, where, according to reports, she tried to maintain solidarity among the prisoners. Together with other Jewish prisoners, she was gassed on April 23, 1942. In a letter to her husband, who only received it years later, she writes: “I fought for the right, the good, and the best in this world”.