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

Record Type:
Object
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
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:
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.
 
Record last modified: 2014-07-30 16:09:25

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