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Nazi "Winter Relief" badge

Object | Accession Number: 1996.75.12

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    Nazi "Winter Relief" badge

    Overview

    Date
    1933-1934
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Esterman. These publications were obtained in Germany in 1935 by Benjamin and Sophie Esterman, American citizens who were traveling in Europe, and visited Germany in order to see for themselves and to inform others where Nazism was going. They are donated in the same spirit to the Holocaust Museum by the children of Benjamin and Sophie Esterman and their families; to bear witness and to warn of the cruelty and danger of bigotry, racial prejudice, and hatred.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Object Type
    Badges (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    shield-shaped; recto: off-white background with black text, "Volksgenosse hilf!/Winter hilfswerk/des Deutschen/Volkes 33/34" around perimeter of badge; center occupied by image of blue pennant adorned with letters, "VDA"
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm) | Width: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, paint

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1996 by Mark Esterman.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:37:46
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