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Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Ernst Reuter, German, 1889 - 1953  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine, ultramarine, ocher); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Germany
United States of America
Date:
September 29, 1959
Description:
This Champion of Liberty Issue stamp honors Ernst Reuter, Mayor of West Berlin from 1948-1953. Reuter was imprisoned by the Nazis in 1933. After his release in 1935, he went into exile in Turkey, where he stayed until the end to the war. He returned to Germany to help rebuild the country. He championed the idea of a free Berlin. He helped to unify the western sectors, assisted with the Berlin Airlift and stood up against the Soviet government. The stamp depicts a medallion with Reuter’s portrait.
United States; Germany; Soviet Union; Berlin; Ernst Reuter; west; east; government; mayor; Nazi; Second World War; concentration camp; free; champion; military; independence; medal; medallion; portrait
Topic:
Political Figures  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5294
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5294