Medal commemorating the 65th anniversary of victory on Germany (1945-2010), awarded by Israel to Jewish Fighters against the Nazis, to Stepan Nikolaevich Borozenets. Circular medal of nickel with obverse design of the inscription “victory” in Russian, Hebrew, and English above the number “65” and a Magen David. Below are the flags of the Soviet Union, France, England, and the US, and the dates 1945-2010. The flags are enameled. The reverse has the inscription “Jewish Fighters against the Nazis” in Hebrew and English, the number “65”, and a design that includes a torch, a sword, and an olive branch. The suspension ribbon has a red stripe in the center with a light blue stripe sounded on both sides by a white strip on each side, and a black stripe at the edge of the ribbon.

Date: 2010
Attribution: IHMEC: gift of the Borozenets family, in memory of Stepan Borozenets
Accession Number: 2021.21.1
Donor Bio:

Stepan Nikolaevich Borozenets was born on August 20, 1922, in Aktobe, U.S.S.R. He was drafted into the Red Army in April 1941. He was an attack pilot in the 4th Assault Aviation Corps. After the war, he was heavily decorated for his service and continued to serve in the army. He later worked as an engineer at the Kharkov Design and Research and Research Institute. He moved to Chicago in 1995 for a medical procedure and lived in Chicago until his death on August 26, 2016. 

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