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Nazi Party pin for Labor Day 1934

Object | Accession Number: 1996.75.35

Nazi Party Labor Day (Tag der Arbeit) 1934 pin. Labor Day (also known as May Day) takes place on May 1 to celebrate laborers and the working classes. In April 1933, after the Nazi party took control of the German government, May 1 was appropriated as the “Day of National Work,” with all celebrations organized by the government. On May 2, the Nazi party banned all independent trade-unions, bringing them under state control of the German Labor Front. This style of mass-produced, die stamped pin is often referred to colloquially as a tinnie.

issue:  1934
commemoration:  1934 May 01
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
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.
Record last modified: 2023-11-17 10:03:42
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