begizayacbegi (begizayacbegi) wrote,

1920 Germany WWI Black Shame Bronze Medal Replica

The 1920 Black Shame Medal is one of the most famous (or infamous) medals issued by famed German medallist Karl Goetz. It protests what the Germans considered to be harsh and unfair war reparations that Germany was required to pay France following World War I. The obverse of the medal shows a racist charactization of a French African Corp Soldier. The legend on the reverse translates as The Black Shame, definitely a racist slure. You can describe the design on the reverse yourself!
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