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Romania: colored enamel 2-piece metal badge of nationalist "Iron Guard" ('Garda de fier') movement, circa. 1930's; maker-marked S.T. I.A. LEI 26; size: 31x37mm; weight: 13.7g. The
Item code: 0133935

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Romania: colored enamel 2-piece metal badge of nationalist "Iron Guard" ('Garda de fier') movement, circa. 1930's; maker-marked S.T. I.A. LEI 26; size: 31x37mm; weight: 13.7g. The highly anti-Semitic/clerical-mystic movement was founded in 1927 and officially surpressed in early 1941, but not before being part of the shared [anti-Semitic] Antonescu government & launching a pogrom in Bucharest (Jan. 1941); thereafter surpressed but members released from prison at start of German invasion of Soviet Union to re-organize and carry out the enormous Iasi pogrom.