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Teddy bear used in an SS Lebensborn home

Object | Accession Number: 2001.204.3

Teddy bear used in an SS Lebensborn home. The SS (Schutzstaffel; Protection Squadrons), commanded by Heinrich Himmler from 1929, saw itself as an elite corps of the Nazi Party based on race-nationalist visions of racial purity. In 1936, the SS established the Lebensborn (Fount of Life) program that decreed that every SS man should father four children, in or out of wedlock. Lebensborn homes were created to house and care for the illegimate children and their mothers.

Date
approximately 1940  (use)
Geography
use : Lebensborn e.V. (Germany)
Classification
Toys
Category
Stuffed animals
Object Type
Teddy bears (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:03
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