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Large damaged Deutsche Arbeitsfront banner with a swastika and cog wheel

Object | Accession Number: 2012.91.1 a-b

Very large Musterbetriebsfahne [Model factory banner], torn into two panels, of the type awarded by the National Socialist German Labor Front [DAF / Deutsche Arbeitsfront] as of 1941. Known as the Golden Banner, it has a black swastika inside a 14 pronged gold cogwheel on a red field, the symbol of the DAF. The Nazi regime abolished all trade unions in 1933 except the DAF, to ensure political control over industry. On August 29, 1936, the Performance Contest of German Businesses was established to reward the factory with the highest increases in production. A banner was awarded yearly on May 1st, with the honorary title, National Socialist Model Factory. In 1941, the award emphasized the production of goods important to the war effort.

Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Banners (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of George J. Albright III
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:37
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