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AEG 28W radio receiver for long wave and broadcast signals

Object | Accession Number: 1990.83.1

AEG 28W tabletop radio manufactured by the German company AEG (Allgemeine Elektricitaˆts-Gesellschaft), a pioneer in electrical power engineering and a worldwide supplier of electrical equipment and systems. AEG factories were essential to the production of aircraft, automobiles, and railways. In 1933, AEG provided financial support for the newly formed Nazi government. The company initially resisted the antisemitic racial policies of the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 and retained Jewish employees, including members of the managing board. But in 1936-37, facing financial difficulties, the company complied with Nazi policy. By 1943, AEG was an integral part of the war economy. It was a major consumer of slave labor from the ghettos and camps, locating factories near sites such as Riga, Latvia, and Auschwitz III with ample labor supplies. The company voluntarily made reparation payments in 1960.

manufacture:  1938-1939
manufacture: Germany
Audio equipment
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-06-08 07:07:34
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