Six badges of the Black-yellow Cross ('schwarz-gelbes Kreuz'), an Austro-Hungarian war aid organisation during WW I

Restitution status: Dubiousness is still to be clarified

Categories: Coins and medals

Object Data




Inventory Number

N.I. 67.961


Austria-Hungary, 1914


Further kinds of metal


20th Century

Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection

Provenance unknown


Acquisition from the VUGESTA/GESTAPO

Provenance according to museum / collection

On 20 November 1940, the Gestapo handed over eleven Black-yellow Cross medals ('Schwarz-gelbes Kreuz') from 1914, issued by an Austro-Hungarian war aid organisation in WW I, to the head of the Museum of Military History ('Heeresgeschichliches Museum'). They were filed in the museum inventory as inventory number 'N.I. 67.961' (archival source: archive of the museum, 'HGM Zl. 514/1940' [not extant], yet this reference is listed in the book recording incoming and outgoing mail of the museum, the 'Postbuch').


Art Restitution Advisory Board


The questionable nature of the provenance of the art or cultural object is being or has been examined by the museum/the collection/the Commission for Provenance Research. So far, the case has not been dealt with by the Art Restitution Advisory Board.


No recommendation has been issued yet.

Committee in charge

Federal Minister of Defence


No decision has been reached so far.


The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.


By inquiry in 1999, only six of the original eleven pieces were found in the collections of the Museum of Military History ('Heeresgeschichtliches Museum'). The other five must be regarded as 'war losses' due to relocations and hiding during WW II.

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