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Nazi Party 1939 convention pin with a nude mother with child acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.26

Nazi Party Rally [Reichsparteitag] 1939 badge celebrating motherhood and fertility brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946. The Nazi Party held annual rallies on a grand scale at the party grounds in Nuremberg from 1933-1938. These elaborately staged conventions were major propaganda events to inspire loyalty among followers and to showcase the glory and power of National Socialism to the world. Hitler often introduced new initiatives at this time, such as the Nuremberg Laws in 1935. The theme of 1939 was to be Reichsparteitag des Friedens [Rally for Peace.] However, it had to be canceled because of war preparations. The rallies were usually staged around the first week of September, and on September 1, 1939, Germany launched its invasion of Poland.

found:  1945
commemoration:  1939
manufacture: Vienna (Austria)
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
Record last modified: 2023-08-31 10:46:41
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