Adolf Hitler Anchluss Silver Medal
March 13 and September 29, 1938
1938 Adolf Hitler Anchluss Silver Medal: Struck to commemorate the incorporation of the Sudetenland and Austria into Germany. Encouraged by this success, Germany demanded a land bridge to Danzig from Poland like it had before WW1. Eleven months after the date on this medal, when Poland refused, Germany took it by force, which started WW2. By secret agreement, a criminal conspiracy to wage aggressive war, Germany and the Soviet Union split Poland between them. The co-conspirator Soviet Union got off scot-free. After the war, Germany was severly punished. Europe still has not fully recovered from this fratricidal war - and maybe never will.
Solid 900 Coin Silver, 36 mm crown size, designer Hanisch Concee, hallmarked on rim "Hauptmunzamt Wein A900," matte finish, scarce, virtually mint condition.