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Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio] produced in Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1997.119.1

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    Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio] produced in Nazi Germany
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    Brief Narrative
    Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio] manufactured by G. Schaub in 1938. The radio was produced to help spread Nazi propaganda. It was made to sell at a low cost, so the majority of people could afford it. It lacked shortwave reception to make it difficult to receive foreign broadcasts. The radio was nicknamed Goebbels’ Schnauze [Snout], referring to the Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, who often addressed the public through radio.
    Geography
    manufacture: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Category
    Audio equipment
    Physical Description
    Small, square, brown, Bakelite radio. Front has large round hole, covered with mustard colored cloth, attached to interior of the case. Lower center front has horizontal frequency dial, with 2 sets of numbers, 0-100 and 100-0, and 2 knobs. Interior has 3 Nazi emblems Mechanical workings are largely intact, as is the 2 prong plug with cloth covered cord. Cardboard back has a grid pattern cut out of upper half, with 3 screw holes on the panel edges.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 9.375 inches (23.813 cm) | Width: 9.375 inches (23.813 cm) | Depth: 5.625 inches (14.288 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wood, metal, cloth, plastic, paint, bakelite (tm)

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    Provenance
    The Deutscher Kleinempfänger radio was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-13 16:10:40
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