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The medal was awarded for emergency aid efforts during World War I in Berlin, possibly as part of the Hindenburg Programme.
Constantin Starck was a sculptor and medalist, born 1866 in Riga. He began his studies at the Stuttgart Art Academy in 1885, then at the Berlin Academy of Art in 1887, and later under Reinhold Begas until 1898. Starck was a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts and taught for a period of time at the Unterrichtsanstalt des Kunstgewerbemuseums Berlin.
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Starck, Constantin, 1866-1939: Berlin Wartime Aid Medal, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2006.91.
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