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Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio]

Object | Accession Number: 2008.156.3 a-b

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    Deutscher Kleinempfänger [German small radio]


    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.
    manufacture:  1938
    manufacture: Stassfurt (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
    a. interior, on metal plate, stamped : Stassfurter Rundfunk / App. Nr. 4499
    b. back panel, printed : Deutscher Kleinempfänger 1938
    Manufacturer: G. Schaub

    Physical Details

    Audio equipment
    Physical Description
    a. 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. The interior has 3 Nazi emblems. The mechanical workings are largely intact, as is the 2 prong plug with cloth covered cord.
    b. Cardboard back with a grid pattern cut out in the upper half, with 3 screw holes on the panel edges.
    a: Height: 9.375 inches (23.813 cm) | Width: 9.375 inches (23.813 cm) | Depth: 5.625 inches (14.287 cm)
    b: Height: 9.125 inches (23.178 cm) | Width: 9.125 inches (23.178 cm)
    a : bakelite (tm), plastic, metal, cloth, glass
    b : cardboard, ink

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    The Deutscher Kleinempfänger radio was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008.
    Funding Note
    The acquisition of this collection was made possible by The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:04
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