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Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes [Winter Relief Agency of the German People] pin
|Brief Narrative||Pin issued by the Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes, a public charity fundraising organization established in Germany by the Nazi Party in 1933. In addition to fundraising, the organization was used by the Nazi regime to promote Volksgemeinschaft, a sense of community, among the German people.|
|Provenance||The Nazi Party lapel piin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the University of Mary Washington Galleries.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Lapel pins (aat)
|Dimensions||overall : 1.250 x 1.000 x 0.120 in. (3.175 x 2.54 x 0.305 cm.)|
front, center, in yellow paint : VDA
front, top border, in blue enamel paint : Volksgenosse hilf! [Comrade, help!]
front, bordering sides and bottom, in blue enamel paint : Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes 1933-1934 [Winter Relief Agency of the German People, 1933-1934]
|Materials||overall : metal, paint|
Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes.
Germany--Social life and customs--20th century.
Popular culture--Germany--20th century.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||No restrictions on use|
Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes
|Credit Line||United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries|
|Physical Description||U-shaped, metal pin with a center design in blue paint on a yellow background. It depicts a blue pennant with 3 yellow letters on a pole. Around the edge is German text in black, enclosed in a blue painted border. A pin clasp is attached at top. The back is blank.|
|Link to Collection||
University of Mary Washington Galleries collection
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|Record last modified: 2014-02-12 11:12:30|