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

Date 1934-1935  (issue)
Accession Number 2005.367.7
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 pin 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 : 1.880 x 1.380 x 0.380 in. (4.775 x 3.505 x 0.965 cm.)
Inscription back, printed on label, white ink : Thuringen
back, printed on label, black ink : [illegible]
Markings front, upper right, impressed: W H W
front, bottom, impressed: 34-35
Materials overall : plastic, metal, paper, ink, adhesive
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 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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