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Nazi Party pin for Labor Day 1936 acquired by Zaro Calabrese

Object | Accession Number: 1995.124.11

Labor Day pin acquired by Zaro Calabrese, an American soldier, in Europe during World War II (1939- 1945). The pin was issued in Germany on May 1, 1936, to commemorate May Day. 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. The holiday was also known as Labor Day, as it was intended to honor the work done by laborers and the working class. On May 2, the Nazi party banned all independent trade-unions, bringing them under state control of the German Labor Front.

Date
commemoration:  1936 May 01
issue:  1936
Geography
manufacture: Saarlouis (Germany)
issue: Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
Genre/Form
Jewelry.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Zaro Calabrese
 
Record last modified: 2022-11-08 14:16:15
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