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NSV, National Socialist People's Welfare Organization 1938 membership badge acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.13

National Socialist (Nazi) People's Welfare Organization [NSV: Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt] 1938 lapel pin badge brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946, during and after World War II. The NSV began in 1932 as a local welfare organization and mainly provided money to poor, deserving families in Berlin. This was a forceful propaganda tool for the Nazi Party which soon centralized and administered the NSV. By 1938, it was one of the largest organizations in Germany. It offered child care, health, and medical services, and promoted Nazi family and population policies. The annual fundraising campaign was a major event throughout Germany.

Date
1938  (issue)
approximately 1945-1946  (found)
Geography
found : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:42
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