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Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes [Winter Relief Agency of the German People] pin

Record Type:
Object
Date:
1933-1934  (issue)
Accession Number:
2005.367.3
Language:
German
Geography:
manufacture : Germany
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.
Classification:
Jewelry
Category:
Pins (Jewelry)
Object Type:
Lapel pins (aat)
Dimensions:
overall : 1.250 x 1.000 x 0.120 in. (3.175 x 2.54 x 0.305 cm.)
Markings:
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
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Contributor:
Distributor : 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.
 
Record last modified: 2014-07-30 16:09:24

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