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Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio] produced in Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2015.109.1

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    Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio] produced in Nazi Germany

    Overview

    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.
    Date
    manufacture:  1938
    Geography
    manufacture: Stassfurt (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Acquisition Fund
    Markings
    back panel, printed : Deutscher Kleinempfänger 1938
    Contributor
    Manufacturer: G. Schaub

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Category
    Audio equipment
    Physical Description
    Small, square, brown Bakelite radio. In the front is a large, circular hole, covered with dark yellow cloth attached to case interior. Along the bottom case front are 2 knobs, flanking a rectangular opening with a horizontal frequency dial, with 2 sets of numbers, 0-100 and 100-0.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 9.500 inches (24.13 cm) | Width: 9.500 inches (24.13 cm) | Depth: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm)
    Materials
    overall : bakelite (tm), metal, cardboard, cloth, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The radio was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-13 16:11:45
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