Denazified Deutsches Sportabzeichen 1937 Bronze Grade

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a heavily denazified German Sports Badge. In the post-war period the display of the swastika in Germany and Austria was banned. Those people who had been awarded medals by civil (non-Party) organisations or by the armed forces and wanted to wear these medals had limited choices. Prior to the institution of the 1957 medal restrikes all that could be done was for the medal to have the swastika removed. Usually this was done by the holder and the result can be quite primitive, as shown here.

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