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

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
Corporate Name Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes.
Topical Term Charities--Germany--20th century.
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
Contributor Distributor : Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes
Credit Line United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries
Record Type Object
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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