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Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes [Winter Relief Agency of the German People] lapel 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 pin 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 : 1.880 x 1.380 x 0.380 in. (4.775 x 3.505 x 0.965 cm.)|
back, printed on label, white ink : Thuringen
back, printed on label, black ink : [illegible]
front, upper right, impressed: W H W
front, bottom, impressed: 34-35
|Materials||overall : plastic, metal, paper, ink, adhesive|
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||Oval, dark brown, plastic pin. There is a raised center design of a pine tree with lit candles in its branches. In the upper left and right are 3 impressed letters, and at bottom, impressed numbers. Back has pin clasp attached by solder. Beneath pin is affixed a square paper label with text and an image of a green heart with an orange banner on white background.|
|Link to Collection||
University of Mary Washington Galleries collection
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|Record last modified: 2014-02-12 11:12:22|