Imperial Eagle with Swastika

Catalog No. 2873

Stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Nimmer wird das Reich zerstöret, wenn ihr einig seid und treu!”
(Never will the Empire be destroyed, so long as you are united and loyal!)

Depicted on the left side of this stein is Munich’s Feldherrnhalle (Field Marshall’s Hall), commissioned in 1841 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. During the Nazi era the site served as a memorial to the sixteen SA (Sturmabteilung — a paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party) members killed in Hitler’s 1923 “Beer Hall Putsch”, a failed attempt to forcefully seize power in the Bavarian State .

The image on the right side recalls a historic ceremonial handshake between German President Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Adolf Hitler at Potsdam’s Garnisonkriche (Garrison Church) on 21 March 1933. The event, which was to become known as the “Day of Potsdam”, symbolized a coalition of the German military and Nazism, and the beginning of the infamous Third Reich.

Text is originally from the first act of play entitled Jugurtha by Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC-c. 35 BC). The same text also appears on a statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I, built on the Deutsche Eck (German Corner), a headland where the Mosel and Rhine Rivers intersect in Koblenz.

Price Range: $250-$350

     
     
MR 2873
MR 2873

 
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