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Nazi Party pin for Labor Day 1936

Object | Accession Number: 2005.367.13

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    Nazi Party pin for Labor Day 1936


    Brief Narrative
    Nazi Party Labor Day (Tag der Arbeit) 1936 pin. Labor Day (also known as May Day) takes place on May 1 to celebrate laborers and the working classes. In April 1933, after the Nazi party took control of the German government, May 1 was appropriated as the “Day of National Work,” with all celebrations organized by the government. On May 2, the Nazi party banned all independent trade-unions, bringing them under state control of the German Labor Front. This style of mass-produced, die-struck metal pin is often referred to colloquially as a tinnie.
    issue:  1936
    commemoration:  1936 May 01
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries
    front, upper left, raised : 1.Mai / 1936 [1 May 1936]
    front, lower left, raised : R/ K [Richard Klein]
    Designer: Richard Klein

    Physical Details

    Identifying Artifacts
    Object Type
    Lapel pins (aat)
    Physical Description
    Circular, silver-colored, die-struck, metal pin with a raised design depicting a plow to the left of a vertical hammer and sword. Slightly below these is a smaller Parteiadler, a stylized eagle with its head turned to the right, holding in its claws a wreath with a canted swastika at the center. On the front, there is German text and a maker’s mark. On the back, a horizontal pin is fixed to the center above lines of manufacturer’s information. The pin may be made from an aluminum alloy with a silver-washed surface.
    overall: | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm) | Diameter: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm)
    overall : metal

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    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Corporate Name
    Nazi Party

    Administrative Notes

    The lapel pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the University of Mary Washington Galleries.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-17 10:11:33
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