Eagle Shield of the German Reich
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The Eagle Shield of the German Reich was a non-portable award donated on November 15, 1922. It was the highest honor during the Weimar Republic and was awarded to honor was awarded to personalities from the fields of art, culture, the humanities and natural sciences and the economy.
The bronze medal was mounted on a bronze base and provided on the back with an inscription tailored to the honored personalities. It was designed by Josef Wackerle.
The Eagle Shield was also awarded during the Third Reich. During the Weimar Republic, the decoration was awarded to 20 people. In total, about 65 people were honored.
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